The Day of the Dead is one of the most expected Holidays in Mexico City since we celebrate it with a unique and unforgettable parade, we eat the tasty pan de muerto, we remember our ancestors, but above all, it brings families together.
We honor the dead by lighting a few candles and making special offerings of flowers, water and bread. On November 1st, we make a special offering of sweets, and by November 2nd we place the deceased favorite food and drinks.
This year is the third year we will have the Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City, where you will be able to see our famous and iconic skulls, allegoric cars, huge puppets, and elegant skeleton ladies walking around Paseo de la Reforma; starting from The Estela de Luz and finishing by the Zocalo.
The inspiration from this parade arose from the scenes shot a few years ago for the James Bond saga, Spectre. This year we will see huge puppets walk around Paseo de la Reforma, inspired on the famous work of José Guadalupe Posada.
The parade will take place on Saturday, October 27th, starting at 11:00am and finishing around 4:00pm. More than 800 volunteers will participate on this amazing day. Make sure you plan your day around it so you can witness the show.
“Anyone who wants to really enjoy and have a great time, bring your skeletons to the graveyard and have a good time”. José Guadalupe Posada.