Day of the Dead is one of the most famous celebrations of Mexico, recognized as intangible World Heritage by Unesco. Families and friends come together to honor the Dead. One of the best places to be part of this unique event is San Andres Mixquic, located in the southeast of Mexico City, about an hour driving from downtown.
The modern celebrations in Mixquic are an extension of the cult of the dead that existed here since pre-Hispanic times.
You will experience the magical traditions of the Day of the Dead, enjoy the smells, the tastes and the typical rituals with fascinating insights into one of Mexico’s most colorful traditions.
Thousands of candles and flowers are decorating the whole city while families pray and sing for the spirits of their ancestors. Enjoy the colorful ofrendas, buy typical food and crafts at the stands, observe the performance of pre-Hispanic rituals in the most authentic setting, and learn about the true essence of the Day of the Dead.