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Day of the Dead: Mexican folklore at its best

The vibrant and characteristic colors of Mexican culture, gastronomy, the typical bread of the dead and traditional Mexican candies, some of them in the shape of a skull, are present on altars during one of the most emblematic celebrations of Mexican culture, where the Mexican roots flourish during the vigil for the faithful departed.

It is through different ways around the Mexican Republic, but always with the faithful objective of bringing together thousands and millions of families to remember loved ones who are no longer in the earthly world, the Day of the Dead is a momentous date that commemorates the culture of the Mexicans from every nook and cranny, there are various rituals to honor the deceased, however in each of them there are components that you cannot miss, such as the offering, the altars of the dead, the candles, the cempasúchil flower, the bread of the dead and the typical gastronomy of each region.

Declared in 2008 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, due to its importance and significance, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this festival transcends from generation to generation and although there are some variations for each state and municipality, it is celebrated throughout the country.

In Guaymas, the Calaca Festival is one of the most important cultural events of day of the dead, as enriched by musical performances, exhibitions, gastronomic samples and art galleries, it pays tribute to the deceased and a provides a pleasant experience to those who like these celebrations.


The Municipal Institute of Culture and Art is in charge of organizing this festival, which runs from the 15th of October until the 31rst, long waited by many people, this year will be the 18th edition and will be live and in person with limit access and guests  who must comply with the new regulations, in addition to this, there will be live streaming to comply with the new virtual modality where you can enjoy art galleries, musical presentations, typical dances and other cultural activities through social networks https://www.facebook.com/IMCAGuaymasVa

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