Día de Muertos in Mexico City
Día de Muertos NEWS & Covid Updates
The government announced today that Mexico City will enter de Green light phase of the COVID Traffic Light (Click here to know more about it and how it works) which means fewer restrictions when it comes to restaurant capacity and most museums and touristic attractions open.
Cemeteries will remain open mostly for families to visit their loved ones, with all sanitary precautions.
VERY IMPORTANT: The use of face mask and safe distance are still necessary in public spaces, even if it’s an open area or if you are walking down the street. And of course when entering a shop or restaurant, including if you get up to the bathroom or before arriving to your table.
In most businesses sanitary measures like taking temperature and the use of antibacterial gel, are still in place.
Here’s a short list of some of the most interesting activities happening in the city.
Dia de Muertos at Xochimilco
What better plan than to spend the morning floating through beautiful canals, visiting the Arca Tierra chinampas, lots of marigolds, chocolate and pan de muerto, craft beer and enjoy a delicious al fresco farm-to-table lunch cooked by talented chefs. Sunday Oct 31st at 10:00am Book Here
Ceremonial Altar Dinner & Collaborative Altar
This experience will encourage diners to bring items or pictures to build a monumental collaborative altar, we’ll then enjoy an artisanal mezcal tasting by the hand of a connoisseur, and finish off with a very meaningful 4 course meal. Saturday Oct 30th 7:00pm Book Here
Day of the dead Altars & Flowers Festival
Will take place in the Zócalo at the City Center from Oct 29th to Nov 2nd.
Interactive Altar for Chilangos
This will take place on Oct 27th at Plaza Tolsá where locals can drop pictures and candles to honor those passed loved ones who lost the battle against COVID.
Chocolate and Day of the Dead bread Festival
Will be happening from Oct 29th until Nov 2nd at San Jeronimo and you’ll be able to try different kinds of pastries and drink chocolate. In order to attend you’ll have to register first here.
Cultural Activities at Los Pinos (former official residence of México’s President)
Starting Oct 29th you can visit their monumental altar called “Rostros de Azúcar” (sugar faces). Here’s the location of this brand new cultural center.
Day of the Dead Parade 2021
Even though I’m definitely not a fan of the parade (because it’s not an ancient tradition and we only have it after a James Bond movie) I am completely aware of how many of both visitors and locals look forward to this.
So here’s the rundown:
- The parade will take place on Sunday October 31st and will start at 12:00pm.
- It will run through Reforma street for around 5 hours and end at Campo Marte in Polanco (see map below).
- All sanitary measures will take place, so please wear your mask and try as much as possible to follow authorities directions.
- The parade will also enjoy the presence of monumental alebrijes (big creatures made of paper mache) and catrinas (an elegant female skeleton).
- It will be divided in 4 segments:
- Tenochtitlan: heart of Mexico
- CDMX today.
- Magic and tradition.
- Celebrating life.
- Here’s the map
Hope you guys enjoy this beautiful and meaningful tradition as much as I do!