The altars of the dead are part of the fundamental elements of the Mexican Day of the Dead traditions. This 2022, at different points in the center of the country, you will be able to admire them at their best, with the monumental offerings.
The monumental offerings They are great altars for the dead, gigantic recreations of the altars that are placed in houses in honor of loved ones who have already passed away. But they are not only the big table with all kinds of Day of the Dead food, they are also decorated with skulls, cempasuchil and other distinctive flowers of the time; as well as photographs of the most endearing characters of our country.
Where to see the monumental offerings 2022
In the Zócalo of the capital
This year the theme of this spectacular altar will be the representation of the 32 states of the country, for which 32 monumental catrinas will be installed as well as different offerings. The idea is to appreciate in one place the varied cultural expressions of Mexico.
Visit the offering for free from October 28 to November 2.
The Mega Offering of the UNAM
The Maximum House of Studies this year celebrates the 35th edition of its university offering with the theme UNAM, 100 years of Muralism. The altar will be installed from the first to the second of November in the Plaza de Santo Domingo, in the Historic Center of Mexico City. More details here.
Offering of San Andres Mixquic
One of the must-see experiences of the season is to visit the Mixquic Pantheon, in Tláhuac, CDMX, considered one of the most traditional places in the country for its Day of the Dead celebration.
There you can admire not only the offering, but also enjoy the verbena inside the cemetery with music, mariachi and a catrina show. The appointment is from October 31 to November 2.
Monumental offerings of Huaquechula and Tepeojuma
These municipalities located in the state of Puebla, are preparing to mount 87 colossal altars. Huaquechula will add 37 monumental altars and Tepeojuma will reach 50. The planned installation date is October 31.
These altars are characterized by their pyramidal structures that have between three and four levels, each one with different meanings. They also reach up to 5 meters in height and have been a cultural heritage of the state since 1997.
We recommend you visit these two municipalities in a single trip, since the distance between them is just over 13 kilometers.
Make your plan with friends or family to visit one or all of these monumental offerings and let’s keep our traditions alive!