Mexico is a country full of traditions that transcend borders, and we are known around the world for celebrating our dead. Since pre-Hispanic times, the natives have worshiped death and have conceived it as a duality of life and part of the cycle of nature. Skulls, "Pan de Muerto", burlesque drawings of death & verses of living and dead characters, are part of this tradition. Go out to the streets and live Mexico, our culture, our food, our music and of course celebrate your dead.
THIS TOUR WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 1ST, 2019. ONLY 30 SPACES AVAILABLE!
Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral, República de Guatemala, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, México
Departures from: Mexico City
From 5:00 - 5:30 Day of Dead “Ofrenda” Explanation, why is this holiday so important in Mexico?
From 5:30 - 6:00 Participate in the preparation of a mini "ofrenda" in groups, we provide you with the material (clay, scissors, glue, sheets, food, alcohol, dead bread, etc.)
From 6:00 - 6:30 a contest will be held to evaluate the best "ofrenda"; the first, second and third place will win a surprise prize, so you better get inspired...
From 6:30 - 7:00 Tastings of the prepared "ofrendas". At the end we will get organized to leave for the pantheon, we will give you time to go to the bathroom and other needs.
From 7:00 - 8:00 Transfer to the Pantheon of Xilotepec, during the trip tequila and mezcal shots will be distributed, we will take the opportunity to integrate as a group talking more about the tradition of the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Total madness!
From 8:00 - 9:00 Visit the pantheon of Xilotepec where we will appreciate the folklore that the Mexican year after year decoration of the graves of their loved ones and absent as a great party in their honor.
From 9:00 - 9:30 Transfer to the Nuevo Nativitas pier.
From 9:30 - 11:30 Trajinera ride, pre-Hispanic horror stories, decoration of the trajinera and during the tour revives the legend of "La Llorona", who will make more than one assistant afraid...
From 11:30 - 12:30 Calm down! Everything has an end, we will go back to the cathedral hostel... remember, the traditions identify us and we are part of them, do not stop living them!
Only November 1st.! Reserve now! Limited availability. Only 30 spaces available.
(Languages: English - Spanish)
Includes: Transportation, Guide, Tickets, Trajinera ride, Calaverita, Shot of Tequila, Pan de Muerto, Hot Chocolate Cup.
Hostal Catedral Mundo Joven 17:00 hrs.
Is the main stage. During the days 1 and 2 November, the tombs are dressed with flowers, sugar skulls and some dishes in honor of the faithful departed. During these days there is music, skull contests and a staged funeral procession, which shows Mexican humor.
Calaverita - Sugar Skull
If you approach today to any offer of the day of the dead you will find not only sugar skulls, but also others made with chocolate, amaranth or gummy; these have been elaborated by the inhabitants of different parts of the country using other tasty ingredients, but guarding with much suspicion their festive art and meaning. There are some that are bathed in honey and have peanuts, pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds.