The Day of the Dead is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico, so various activities and events were organized in the capital of the country to commemorate the first days of November, accompanied by different schedules in the transportation systems.
Through their social networks, the authorities of the Collective Transport System (STC) clarified to a Twitter user that the November 1 and 2, The Mexico City metro will operate normally, that is, from the 5:00 to 24 hours.
For its part, the Metrobús reported that this November 1st, the service will be provided on a regular basis (04:30 to 24:00 hours) while The 2nd of November will be modified as schedule festive, that is, it will open from 05:00 to 24:00 hours.
“On November 1, the service will be provided on a regular basis. On November 2, the schedule will be modified festive”He posted on Twitter.
This is how the Day of the Dead Parade was lived in CDMX
The celebrations to commemorate the Day of the Dead in the city began with the International Parade 2021, which was attended by one million people, according to local government estimates.
The tour was led by the Mexican Army Music Band, whose members were accompanied by an alebrije representing a dog xoloitzcuintle, which in pre-Hispanic culture is in charge of guide the souls of the deceased for the long and difficult road through Mictlán, the city of the dead.
The topics that were addressed throughout the tour were separated through four segments: Tenochtitlan: Heart of Mexico, Mexico City Today, Magic and Tradition, as well as Celebrating life. In the case of the segment Mexico City Today included a tribute to people who have died as a result of the pandemic.
What activities to do in CDMX on November 2
It is November 2, activities will continue for those who want to continue celebrating the Mexican tradition in CDMX.
Festival of Offerings and Flower Arrangements
It is November 2, In the Historic Center, museums, shops, restaurants and around 40 hotels will use their creativity to put together the best offering, as the most spectacular ones will win prizes. The access is free.
Night Tour “House of Altars” of Teopankali
The “House of the Altars” of the Teopankali It is located in the first section of the Chapultepec Forest, where a free night walk begins on October 31, at 19:00 to 22:00 hours.
It is entered by Gate of the Lions, where a representation is made that takes up a ritual (transmitted orally by the native peoples) that was done when entering the House of the Gods in the Mexica world, that is, the underworld.
Zocalo Mega Offering
After the previous year was not carried out due to the high risk-orange traffic light that at that time implied the COVID-19 and CDMX, this year the traditional Megaofrenda, this time organized as a huge map of the city.
This will be located in the capital’s Zócalo and will show a characteristic feature of the 16 municipalities. There will be a wall painting with a tzompantli: altar in the form of a frame with rows of skulls.
You can also find 16 photo frames inspired by the mexican lottery, with a space where you can put your face.
This year the Mexicans are back as part of the celebrations and cultural activities organized for Día de Muertos.
In the free exhibition of this 2021, there are 25 participants and it is located in Paseo de la Reforma, between the Glorieta de la Palma and the Ángel de la Independencia.