The Day of the Dead Parade in Reforma returns this year; however, it will be something different from the previous ones and will pay homage to Mexico-Tenochtitlan. On October 31, the floats will parade under the slogan "Celebrating life", which pays homage to the victims of the covid-19 pandemic.
In an interview with Excélsior, Paola Félix, Secretary of Tourism, gave a preview of what the people in Mexico City will be able to see in the parade.
For the past few weeks, the more than 300 volunteers who will participate in the parade have been rehearsing at full speed for this date, in which there will also be a series of activities related to this festivity, such as the participation of bakeries and a dynamic for people to dress up in costumes.
This is what the Day of the Dead will be like in Reforma
The participants of the parade will have attire and makeup allusive to the Day of the Dead and this time a different vision will be taken up again, as traditions from Mexico-Tenochtitlan will be incorporated, such as corn and the elements of the hummingbird. Unlike previous years, the entire parade route will be set to music, as in the past only loudspeakers were placed in some corners of the Zócalo, which caused crowds in these areas.
The parade route has also been lengthened, as it will now go from Campo Marte to Plaza de la Constitución so that more people can enjoy the show without crowding at the same point. So far, 12 floats have been confirmed to parade along the 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) of the parade route, which will also be enlivened by popular artists. The Day of the Dead Parade will also include the Monumental Alebrijes Parade and the Catrinas Parade, according to information from the Historic Center Authority.