Free tour

Day of the Dead - How is it celebrated?

Duration: 2h and 15min
Guru: Kactus
Quality Verified Registered on April 10, 2019

We are a group of university students who love Mexico and enjoy sharing the history, food, traditions and local face of the country to tourists. We love to continue preparing ourselves to give excellent attention as we would like to receive it to us.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The day of the dead in Mexico is a celebration full of colors, flowers and food. People prepare to remember the dead through offerings.

Would you like to know the origin of this party? In this tour we will talk about the pre-Columbian conception of death and its rituals, as well as the journey to the underworld (Mictlán).

We will address evangelization and how Catholic elements were integrated into the offering. In addition to how nationalism highlighted this celebration as a family tradition throughout Mexico.

We will visit the typical altar of the 2nd most important market in the city. In addition to seeing and tasting sugar skulls, traditional sweets, mole and looking at cempasuchil flowers.

We will walk through:

- Flower and fruit area

- Traditional altar

- Day of the dead food area

If you want to know why we Mexicans celebrate and mock death, then you will love this tour. Also if you have seen movies like "Coco" or "James Bond - Spectre" you will be fascinated.

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  • Meeting point:
    H.Congreso de la Unión 456, Magdalena...
    H.Congreso de la Unión 456, Magdalena Mixihuca, Venustiano Carranza, 15860 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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    Outside the Jamaica Line 4 Station (green aqua), you will find an arch with murals. Jamaica Line 4, Magdalena Mixihuca, 15850 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sunna 18 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Alex was great guide! Always enjoy a Guru walk tour of the city to get some insight into different areas.
Ana Gallostra 02 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Excelente tour para conocer más acerca del Día de los Muertos en el mercado de Jamaica. ¡Muy recomendable! :)
Julie 02 Nov 2022
San Miguel de Allende

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Super impressed with Fernanda as our guide - we learned about The Day of the Dead in a market setting. Food that is part of this celebration figured in big time. Fernanda was fun to spend 2+ hours with and I felt that she gave us historical and practical understanding of this important holiday. Perfecto and the best first day in Mexico City I could imagine
Emmy 29 Oct 2021

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Travelled alone - Oct 2021
We had a very good and friendly guide , who spoke good English and told us many interesting things . He had a lot of knowledge and was passionate about sharing that with his group. Overall it was a nice experience !
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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