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Every year, Mexicans set up altars and organize parades to remember those who have passed away - Photo: Taken from Oaxaca Travel's Facebook page

Celebrate the Day of the Dead 2019 in Mexico City

17/10/2019
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EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales
Mexico City
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These are all the events and parades taking place in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead 2019!

In a few weeks, Mexico will celebrate one of its most important celebrations: the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos)!

On November 1 and 2, Mexicans set up altars, dress up as skeletons, and host parties and this year won't be the exception.

In Mexico City, the Day of the Dead is highly popular among locals and tourists, who join a series of events to celebrate this Mexican tradition with makeup, costumes, food, and music.

Have you ever heard of Cempasúchil or the "flower of the Dead"?

If you want to celebrate the Day of the Dead, here's all the events taking place in Mexico City.


Have you ever heard of Copal,  the “Food of the Gods”?

Celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead in Chapultepec Park

Celebrating eternity” will be the first night tour open to the public in Chapultepec Park.

It will have immersive light installations and a monumental altar will be floating on the lake; in addition, there will be technological representations of cempasúchil fields and real-size cemeteries.

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Celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead in Chapultepec park

“Celebrating Eternity” will be a night tour in Chapultepec park with immersive light installations and a floating monumental altar in the lake
Celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead in Chapultepec parkCelebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead in Chapultepec park

“Celebrating eternity” will be made up of 11 experiences distributed in 1.7 km and it will last for an hour and 15 minutes, approximately.

This event will take place from October 30 to November 3.

Day of the Dead monumental altar in Mexico City

For ten years now, the “Gran Ofrenda” of the Day of the Dead looks to rescue and promote Mexico’s traditions.

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Day of the Dead monumental altar in Mexico City

The Monumental altar will be on display from November 1 to 11
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The monumental altar will be inaugurated on November 1 in Mexico City's main square, Zócalo. There will be a special artistic and cultural schedule that will show Mexico City’s great diversity.

UNAM's Day of the Dead Altar

Every year, Mexico's leading university, UNAM, sets up a series of ofrendas to commemorate the Day of the Dead. Each year, UNAM students and volunteers build altars to commemorate and remember artists, intellectuals, revolutionaries, and activists.

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Emiliano Zapata: An ofrenda for the revolutionary and champion of agrarianism

Every year, the UNAM sets up a series of ofrendas to commemorate the Day of the Dead
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The ofrendas will be available from November 1 to 3 at the Santo Domingo square, from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Day of the Dead Altars and Flowers Festival

As part of this year's Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, the City's government opened a calling to build collective or individual altars

There will be over 70 altars scattered in downtown Mexico City and divided into four routes for everyone to enjoy.

They will be available from November 1 to 3.

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Day of the Dead Altars and Flowers Festival in Mexico City

The Altars and Flowers Festival in Downtown Mexico City will take place from November 1 to 3
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Do you know where to enjoy the best pan de muerto in Mexico City?

Great Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City

Mexico’s Day of the Dead is a great time to remember our loved ones who have passed away and to celebrate life.

One of the most expected celebrations of Day of the Dead 2019 is the Great Parade.

It will take place next Saturday, November 2 from 14:00 to 20:00.

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Great Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City

One of the most expected celebrations of Day of the Dead is the Great Parade in Mexico City
Great Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico CityGreat Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City

Have you heard of Kuirisi-atakua, a special Day of the Dead celebration in Michoacán?

Mixquic

San Andrés Mixquic is one of the most popular locations among tourists during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. The town is adorned with candles, flowers, altars, and other traditional elements.

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Mixquic: The town of the dead

San Andrés Mixquic in Mexico City is one of the most popular neighborhoods to celebrate the Day of the Dead
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Although the main celebration happens on November 2, the first day of the month is dedicated to remembering the souls of children.

Have you ever heard of the Mexican hairless dog who will guide you to the underworld?

Mexicraneos

This exhibition highlights Mexican traditions through art. Over 50 emerging and established artists give their personal touch to a giant skull and display them along Reforma avenue. This year, the theme will be “Mexican pride.”

The giant skulls will be available from October 13 to November 10 at Av. Paseo de la Reforma.
 

 

Alebrijes Parade

Alebrijes are fantastic creatures created by Pedro Linares López. This year, it was announced that the 13th edition of the Mexico City Alebrije Parade, organized by the Mexico Museum of Popular Art, would feature monumental papier-mâché sculptures created by artisans, artist collectives, and craft workshops.

The parade took place on October 19, at 12:00 pm. It departed from Mexico City’s main square, locally known as Zócalo and ended in the Angel of Independence monument.

The monumental alebrijes will remain in Reforma avenue until November 17.

Did you know Alebrijes originated in Mexico City?

Celebrations outside Mexico City

 

Calaverandia

Calaverandia is the first Day of the Dead thematic park. It will offer interactive, colorful shows and optical effects. The park is located in Guadalajara.

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Day of the Dead thematic park

This dark and mysterious park is invaded by the smell of incense, candles and Mexican marigold
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The theme park will be open from October 25 to November 18.

Have you ever tried Pan de Muerto, Bread of the Dead?

Grande Dame of Death walkabout at Reforma Avenue

The Mega Procesión de las Catrinas is a great event for everyone. Professional make up artists lined up Reforma avenue, where tourists and locals got their face painted like a traditional Catrina or skeleton. This year, the Xochimilco borough had a special participation!

2019 International Parade of the Dead in Mexico City

Mexico City’s government organized the International Parade of the Dead for the world to celebrate life and to leave future generations united by life and not separated by death.

 

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