By Laman Ismayilova An exhibition "Mexico in the World Heritage" solemnly opened at Art Tower Gallery on November 7. The event was organized by the Embassy of Mexico in Azerbaijan and NGO Art Council Azerbaijan as part of the Festival of Cultural Heritage "Fantazia", Trend Life reported. Addressing the event, Mexican Ambassador to the country Juan Rodrigo Labardini and head of the Arts Council Azerbaijan Dadash Mammadov noted that the exhibition is another bridge of culture between nations and stressed the importance of preserving historical sites that are part of the history and memory of countries. The project aims to raise awareness about the importance of the preservation of historic sites as an important part of the history and collective memory of the country. Nineteen photographs were presented at the exhibition by Mexican photographer Adalberto Rios Szalay, which shows Mexican sites that have been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage. It is important to note that in … [Read more...] about Mexico’s cultural heritage presented in Baku [PHOTO/VIDEO]
DAY of the Dead celebrations began today in Mexico, with millions of revellers painting their faces and constructing altars to honour their lost loved ones. But what happens during the annual festival, how long does it last, and where did it come from? What is the Day of the Dead? In a number of different cultures, there is a dedicated celebration made especially to remember the lives of family and friends who have passed away. The Mexican Day of the Dead festival is a time where revellers are encouraged to pray for lost loved ones, to help them through their journey in the afterlife. Mexico City's Day of Dead parade honours quake rescuers On the Dia de Muertos, revellers often construct their own private altars, where they honour the dead with a number of different gifts. Sugar skulls and marigolds are among the offerings given up, as well as the favourite food and drinks of the departed. When is Day of the Dead taking place? The colourful festival takes place between October 31 and … [Read more...] about Day Of The Dead 2018 – how long does the festival last, is it only celebrated in Mexico and what’s it all about?
From the City of London to Mexico City: Jeremy Hunt’s plan for CEO ambassadors BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will unveil plans to open some of the UK’s top diplomatic posts to non-civil servants on Wednesday. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/from-the-city-of-london-to-mexico-city-jeremy-hunts-plan-for-ceo-ambassadors-37478242.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37478239.ece/120d7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_7e228fb0-e0a3-4265-a0a6-93e65629108f_1 Email Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will unveil plans to open some of the UK’s top diplomatic posts to non-civil servants on Wednesday. It is part of a revamp of Britain’s diplomatic system which includes proposals for 1,000 more staff and a wider array of languages being taught, unveiled five months before Brexit. Here we look at some of the issues: – What is Jeremy Hunt proposing? He wants to open one or two top posts, those of ambassadors who represent the UK … [Read more...] about From the City of London to Mexico City: Jeremy Hunt’s plan for CEO ambassadors
It isn't all about Halloween this week. Day of the Dead is on the horizon this week too, a unique and intriguing festival of remembrance, that every year sees the world get a little bit more interested in the cultural vibrance of Mexico. Mexican culture is, however, so much more than tinga tacos and flowered headbands. No one knows that better than the country’s artists, particularly those who have woven their country’s heritage, aesthetic traditions and politics throughout their work. This Day of the Dead – or Dia de los Muertos – take a closer look at five cultural minds who have put Mexico on the map in modern art and beyond. Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is among the most recognisable, influential and groundbreaking artists in global art history. She took up painting as a teenager having been left bedbound for months by a horrific traffic accident in 1925, creating her first self-portraits by looking at a mirror hung above her bed. Kahlo suffered … [Read more...] about Five artists to transport you to Mexico for Day of the Dead
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