Grand Parade of The Day of the Dead will be held in CDMX

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

Just as the one we saw in the James Bond, 007: Spectre movie

On October 29 at 14 hours, the "Grand Parade of the Day of the Dead" will be held in Mexico City.

This mega display will start at the Angel of Independence monument and end at the Zocalo main square, there will be diverse floats with representative figures of the Mexican culture and tradition, as seen in the movie "007: Spectre".

Since the premiere of the 007 film, the Mexico City Government showed interest in making a similar parade as the one that appears in the first sequence of the picture, for though it is a tradition that is celebrated every year, we have never had something like what was presented in the blockbuster.

The parade will be divided into three segments: one referring to the pre-Hispanic era, where monumental representations of Mictlan, Tlaltecuhtli and Huitzilopochtli will parade; the second will be on the conquest, the baroque Mexico and the altars for the children; and the third, will parade the iconic heritage of the Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posadas, the Catrina.

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The parade is organized by the Ministry of Local and Federal Tourism, and will aim to become an icon of Mexico City, thus consolidating the CDMX as a favorite culture destination in the world.

There will also be complementary activities such as the opening of the “Macroofrenda” (lit. Macro Offering), which will be designed by the plastic artist Betsabé Romero, as well as various altars that will be observed in the historical center of the city.

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Between one thousand and one thousand 5 hundred people will be responsible for assembling and give mobility to the floats, alebrijes and dance the choreographies that will take place during the journey.

The parade is expected to have a resounding success and therefore become an important tradition of Mexico City, which is expected to annually attracts hundreds of tourists to be part of this tribute to one of the most representative traditions of Mexico.

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