Mexico City’s Day of the Dead Parade was founded after the fictional parade in the opening sequence of the James Bond movie “Spectre” (2015).
On Parade day, people line up from the early morning. Dates and start times may change without notice. The Parade may start hours late.
2023 México City Day of the Dead Parade
The 2023 Mexico City Day of the Dead Parade is Saturday, October 28, 2023. Events start the week before.
The next Mexico City Day of the Dead Parade is Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 5pm. Events start the week before.
In 2021, we hope the usual week of events and the big parade will return on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
There will be no parade this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The parade goes virtual with an app, “Xóchitl, Mexico’s virtual ambassador for the world.” We couldn’t find the app that was reported.
Mexico City’s Day of the Dead celebration has grown into almost two weeks of events.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 ~ It’s the main Mexico City Day of the Dead Parade.
2018 México City Day of the Dead Parade
The México City Day of the Dead Parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018. It marches from Estela de Luz to Zócalo (the main square) from 11 am – 4 pm. FREE
The 2015 James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ opens with a Day of the Dead parade staged in El Zócalo, México City’s main square. It inspired a real Mexico City parade starting in 2016.
The Spectre parade was pure fantasy. Nobody celebrates Día de los Muertos like that. It is a family tradition. Some decry its commercialization. But it sure looks cool.
Mexico City anyone?