The Day of the Dead
¡Ay, caramba! November 1 and 2 marks Dio De Los Muertos, or “The Day of the Dead”. Despite the name, it’s actually not one day, but two, in which Mexicans honour the dead. Unlike many cultures that shy away from death, Mexicans embrace it! Dio De Los Muertos is an opportunity to celebrate the life and the death of loved ones and friends, rather than a time of mourning.
When the Spaniards conquered Mexico in the 1500s, they thought it was celebration as a pagan ritual. In an effort to eliminate it, they moved it to November. The effort failed, as Mexicans continue to celebrate the holiday 500 years later! Over the two days, people prepare a feast with many of the favourite dishes of their lost loved ones. Visiting the cemetery is a popular tradition, where tombs and burial plots are decorated and picnics are held. Pan de Muertos or “Bread of the Dead” is a traditional bread which is baked and eaten, while the air is filled with music from Mariachi bands and the night sky is lit up by fireworks.
The year, we’re celebrating our very first The Day of the Dead at Te Quiero Mucho in Central Hong Kong, with a 4 hour free flow package that includes authentic tacos, margueritas, micheladeas and beers, for just $498!
Running from 6pm to 10pm, tickets will be available to purchase online via Ticketflap. Check out the TQM Facebook page closer to the date.