Mexico City prepares for Day of the Dead parade


Preparations for the Day of the Dead parade are underway in Mexico City, after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the 4th edition of the event inspired by the 2015 James Bond film Specter.

City authorities promote the parade with street decorations while artisans work on giant floats, costumes and traditional skulls.

After being suspended in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the parade resumed this year at very short notice, just a few months ago, which means that the 27 artisans who work on Le Volador have worked long days to complete the eight tanks. who will participate with hundreds of people characterized.

A week before the event, 90% of the tanks are finished.

The James Bond film “Spectre” showed a fictional parade as part of traditional Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.

Although it was never made, the proposal for the film was so successful that it ended up turning the parade into reality.

In 2019, footfall along its route on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue was nearly 3 million people, with a hotel occupancy rate of 90%. It also coincided with the Formula 1 race at the Mexico City circuit.

This year, they will take place a week apart and it is expected that at least 2 million people between locals and tourists will come to see the parade.

The event will start on Halloween – October 31.


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