Travel: Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead – Mexico City! When we were in Mexico City this past November for the F1 race we stayed the week after and enjoyed the November 2 Day of the Dead celebrations. The day is about honouring the dead and leaving offerings of their favourite foods, drinks, or small gifts. Okay, let’s check out some photos.
Day of the Dead
Parade? Yes! Check out this winning float. I’m loving the bright colours and the dimensions of the sculpture. So cool.
Park celebrations? Yes! Marigolds galore – they’re the flower of the dead because it’s said they attract souls to the alter. The freshness of the flowers is incredible. Plus, it’s simply special to experience and walk around looking at all the small nuances. Incredible.
Isn’t this dog statue above just the most adorable graffitied item you’ve seen in a while? He’s super cool.
The park above was full of so many flowers – and the music playing was incredible. So spectacular the photos hardly do any justice.
At a lot of the sights or out front (and inside) hotels the workers paid tribute to their lost love ones. They often had photos, sweet treats, and tequila as offerings. My favourite was one that we passed by often and the glass bottle of coke dwindled little by little each day.
One of the largest celebrations we saw was in the city centre – check out the size of this piece! Skirt, hair, and earrings just blowing in the wind. Wild, simply wild.
Oh, and one thing to mention, we never saw anything going up nor anything being taken down – it was as if it was all done in the very wee hours of the night.
Well, there you have it – our Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. One things for sure, it was an honour to experience and share in the cultural celebrations.
Thanks for stopping by – see you again soon!