Day of the Dead with healthy distance? Of course, we bring you alternatives to celebrate from home.
The Day of the Dead is one of the most colorful and emotional traditions in Mexico. Imagining the visit of those who are no longer there during November 1 and 2 means a lot to Mexicans. This year we collect options from a healthy distance. There are from online parades to courses to learn how to make pan de Muerto. Are you ready?
Altar of the Dead Contest
To preserve this Mexican tradition, the Government of the State of Sonora launched a call for the Altares de Muertos Sonora 2020 Contest. The invitation is open to students, artists, and groups. The contest will be held on November 2 on the esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura de Sonora, but there will be coverage on social networks to maintain social distancing.
This workshop is taught by the bartender María Paula Molano and the ritual expert Marijó de Tal. They will be sessions through Zoom in which you can select those “potions” that attract your attention the most. Classes begin this October 1.
Festival of Life and Death Traditions
Xcaret returns as the host of this festival in which dance, theater and music come together with the traditions of the Day of the Dead. This year, from October 30 to November 2, they will have a 100% online event. You can subscribe to their YouTube channel to receive notifications.
Classes of pan de muerto Bon Glotón
This school focused on pastry, chocolate and bakery will be giving courses on pan de Muerto from Thursday, October 8. The advice will be through Zoom and the cost is $ 250 pesos.
Watching the cinema from your car is a format that was born in the 50s, but which returns as a result of the pandemic. Drive-in Coyote has prepared a selection of horror films that, although they do not reveal the tradition of the Day of the Dead, they surely prepare you to celebrate. Check the billboard and venues on its official page.
Tour, dinner and catrina makeup
For those who spend this date in San Miguel de Allende, the Rosewood San Miguel hotel organized experience for its guests. The tour begins at the municipal cemetery accompanied by a guide who will explain in detail the folklore that accompanies this festivity. Upon returning to the hotel you will have all the elements to form an altar of the dead with candles, flowers, confetti, and food. In addition, the team has prepared a catrina makeup session. Finally, there will be a dinner designed by Chef Vincent Wallez.
Chef Pablo San Román has prepared a special dinner on Thursday, October 29. The pairing dinner includes 6 courses ranging from rice with morels and duck, totoaba with black pil pil, mushrooms, and Santiago cake. You can send them a direct message for more information.