México City Day of the Dead Parade

Saturday, October 27, 2019
ESTRELA DE LUZ TO EL ZOCALO, Mexico City ~ The real parade was inspired by the fictional parade in the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’

Mexican Marigold, Aztec Marigold, Cempasúchil are Day of the Dead flowers

October 31 – November 2
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Mexican Marigolds are a Central American flower with healing powers that attract spirits to visit their families on the Day of the Dead

Mictlancihuatl is the Aztec goddess of the underworld

October 31 – November 2
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“You live as long as someone remembers you.” We remember you Mictlancihuatl.

Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

OCTOBER 31
We build ofrendas (home altars) to invite the souls of family members to visit this world
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NOVEMBER 1
Day of the Holy Innocents
Día de los Santos Inocentes
Child souls visit
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NOVEMBER 2
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Adult souls visit and we tend family graves

Las mañanitas a nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ A special concert for the patron saint of Mexico, a symbol of our multicultural identity

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Like many of us, the icon of Mexican identity is mixed race, a blend of Indigenous and European faith

Celebrate National Chocolate Day

Sunday, October 28, 2019
Chocolate, made from cocoa, is native to the upper Amazon of Colombia and Venezuela. It was domesticated in Guatemala and Mexico. Spanish priests took it to Europe.