The Day of the Dead Parade will return to the streets of Mexico City, after the 2020 edition was suspended due to healthy distance measures due to the Covid-19 health contingency, the capital's government announced on Tuesday.
In order to reactivate the economy in Mexico City, the National Chamber of Restaurants and Seasoned Food Industry (CANIRAC) and the Mexico City Hotel Association announced the return of the Second Festival of Offerings and Floral Arrangements of the Historic Center that will help the families of artisans to rejoin the traditional events and improve their economies.
The reactivation of the Day of the Dead Parade and the Second Festival of Offerings and Floral Arrangements of the Historic Center is scheduled for the beginning of October and the Ministry of Culture of the capital city assured that all sanitary measures will be implemented to avoid contagions.
It should be noted that Mexico's Day of the Dead traditions are an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The traditional Day of the Dead Parade will be held on Sunday, October 31, and will be accompanied by various activities that are being prepared and that will take place in the Historic Center such as the International Book Fair in Mexico City's Zócalo, the Festival of Indigenous Cultures, Indigenous Peoples and Neighborhoods of Mexico City and the beginning of Christmas activities to welcome the month of December.