Traditional fleamarket for the dead

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Face to face with death. On the Day of the Dead, Mexico honors those who are no longer with us with a big party in their honor. They put an altar, prepare their favorite dishes, offer them what they liked, such as music, a drink, some flowers.

The city is all decked out. In the preceding weeks, the atmosphere becomes more and more festive. Skulls and skeletons appear everywhere. They are made of paper, sugar, chocolate, amaranth. The catrinas come out to parade. The city is covered with the deep orange flower: cempasúchitl. The cemeteries are decorated. Candles and flowers.

In Zocalo a monumental altar to the dead is set up each year with a theme. Join the thousands of people who come each year to National Palace for the traditional fleamarket for the dead. During these days the palace is filled with catrinas and altars, ceramics and paper, glass and candy. Do not miss the crafts and traditional sweets on this day!

In addition to the altar and the fleamarket all kinds of activities and festivities are organized during the holidays. Check the schedule.

Many institutions organize special events to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Come to the old Archbishop's Palace, the current headquarters of the SHCP, there is always something. In Ciudad Universitaria in the south of the city, monumental altars are set up. The San Fernando Cemetery is decorated and illuminated.

The most traditional celebrations of the Day of the Dead in Mexico City are in Mixquic, Xochimilco and Coyoacán.

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