From: Sunday, Oct 31st, 2021
To: Sunday, Oct 31st, 2021
Day of the Dead Mexico Dia de los Muertos
The annual day of the dead festivities have become hugely popular in Mexico with international visitors. The main parade in the city centre is a spectacular production. In addition many of the gay parties and clubs host special costume parties and day of the dead theme events in the week leading up to the parade.
Parade Details and Route 2021
The 2021 Parade will return on the 31st of October with a full production. The event is expected to put Mexico city and the country on the international map for tourists once again.
The Parade Theme
- This year’s International Day of the Dead parade in Mexico city takes place on October 31st at 12pm. The event will feature more than 1,000 participants in 4 segments over 5 hours traveling more than 8 kilometres through the centre of the city.
- The theme of the parade is “Tenochtitlan, Heart of Mexico” representing Mexico’s origins, roots and land. The event is a tribute to the city today, a city alive, full of magic and colors, sounds and flavors.
The Parade Route
The parade begins at Zócalo and ends at Campo Marte.
- Officially known as Plaza de la Constitución, El Zócalo is the main public square and one of the most recognizable places in Mexico City.
- It contains a giant Mexican flag at its center and has been the centerpiece of public gatherings since the days of the Aztecs.
- Stay close to the start of the parade at the Mumedi Design Hotel offering great breakfast, beautiful rooms and exceptional service.
- Sitting opposite picturesque Chapultepec Park, the Campo Deportivo Militar Marte is one of the most iconic venues in Mexico City.
- Its majestic grounds host many of the city’s major ceremonies, from government and military activities to equestrian events. On your way to visit Chapultepec Park, spot the structure’s enormous Mexican flag rising high above the surrounding neighborhood of Miguel Hidalgo.
- For epic views in one of the city’s upscale districts, stay close by at the W Mexico City. Alternatively check out the Suites Obelisk nearby, with excellent rates, large rooms and a fully equipped gym.
History of the event
- The parade is a relatively new event, inspired by the James Bond film, Spectre.The Day of the Dead parade, complete with floats, giant skeleton marionettes and more than 1,000 actors, dancers and acrobats in costumes takes place in the heart of the city.
- Day of the Dead dates back to the Aztec period and celebrants believe the spirits of their deceased loved ones return for a visit. Families build altars adored with photographs, votive candles and items the deceased enjoyed such as food and drink – even tequila or mezcal.
- The event is part of La Catrina Fest which aims to showcase traditional Mexican cultures and traditions in a bright and modern way!
Where to stay during Mexico City’s Day of the dead celebrations
- Stay in the heart of the Zona Rosa, the city’s gay neighbourhood and home to some great bars and clubs. It is also close to where the main day of the dead parade and celebrations are held.
- The Hotel and Suites PF are right in the heart of the gay district, steps from the clubs and bars. Rooms are comfortable with a great range of amenities and staff are friendly.
- The Hotel Geneve is a beautiful grand old hotel with amazing historic decor and excellent service.
Here are the most popular hotels with our readers in the past month. These hotels will keep you close to all the action:
Gay Map of Mexico City
Mexico City’s best gay bars are located within a short walking distance of all the best hotels in the popular Zona Rosa.
Recommended Apartments in Mexico City
1 to 5 Bedrooms
Situated 2.3 km from The Angel of Independence, Deco Housing Luxury Rentals Roma Norte features accommodation with a restaurant, a bar and room service for your convenience. Free WiFi is offered throughout
The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a showers. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, and 3 bathrooms with a shower. Features accommodation with a patio and Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
Video of Day of the Dead Mexico
Mexicans celebrate first Day of the Dead procession
Recommended Hotels in Mexico City
Conveniently, the best hotels are all located within easy walking distance of the Zona Rosa, the popular gay neighborhood with tourists and locals in the city!
Hotel Geneve, 5 Star
The historic décor of this grand old hotel includes antiques and works of art. Located in the heart of Zona Rosa, the Geneve tops many lists of LGBT-friendly hotels in CDMX.
Hotel Zocalo Central
4 Star, Great Location
Situated right next to the National Cathedral, where Moctezuma’s Palace once stood, this hotel in downtown Mexico City offers amenities like a restaurant overlooking Zocalo plaza.
NH Collection Mexico
4 Star, Great Pool
The NH Mexico City Reforma features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. It is set in the centre of the popular Zona Rosa district.
Suites Berna 12
Centrally located in Mexico City, these luxury apartments are 50 m from the Angel of Independence Statue on Reforma Avenue. They offer free parking & free Wi-Fi.