Mexico is a land of legends and mysticism, in which death has become synonymous with transcendence and it is through the altars in honor of loved ones who have departed that the Day of the Dead takes on meaning.
What is a Day of the Dead altar?
The altar is the vision that pre-Hispanic cultures had regarding death, it consists of several steps in which heaven and earth are represented, each step symbolizes the steps that must be taken to reach Mictlan, which is the place of rest. eternal.
The Day of the Dead altar is placed somewhere in the house, it is decorated with seasonal flowers such as cempasúchil and velvet, typical dishes that in life were to the taste of the deceased person, as well as sweets, drinks or fruits. They find their way through the aroma of copal and the candles that illuminate the offering indicate the direction to follow.
Currently, elements such as photographs have been added, also including the pets that have been part of the family. It is from the arrival of these, on October 27, that the Day of the Dead offering is already placed and is removed until the early hours of November 3.
Keeping the tradition
Monumental offerings are mounted on the Zócalo plate, which carry the basic elements and allow creativity and customization of each one. Mexico City has always sought that Mexican traditions are not lost and continue to be transmitted from generation to generation, which is why they organize different activities for you to attend in the company of your family, you can consult the event schedule in the official accounts of Mexico City.
ECOBICI, aware of the importance of these festivities, does its bit by taking up legends, classic films and creating its own altars, in which users are also involved, in addition to having the presence of “La Catrina ECOBICI”, a character inspired by the iconic Catrina by José Guadalupe Posada. Visit our social networks and discover their guests and special guests.
The Day of the Dead in CDMX will always be a date in which we return to feel the essence of those who are physically gone, but who filled us with magical moments in life.