Colorful costumes, skull motifs, cheerful music and dancing, such are the celebrations of Dušičky in exotic Mexico. The atmosphere of this holiday and a tasting of traditions unknown to us is brought to you by Galerie Butovice with the support of the Mexican Embassy. On Sunday, October 31, experience with children the colorful customs of the most important Mexican holiday. The Mexican band Mariachi Azteca de Praga, a juggling workshop in typical costumes, themed face painting and a tasting of Mexican food and the popular decoration of sugar skulls await you.
Unlike the traditional European Dušičky or the Anglo-American haunted holiday Halloween in Mexico, they remember their loved ones pretty cheerfully. On the Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, or All Saints’ Day, the Día de Todos Santos, Mexicans are carefully preparing for their main holiday, hosting banquets and colorful parades. This holiday falls on October 31 this year, so on Sunday afternoon transfer to the Butovice Gallery in Central America and experience this spirited celebration full of colors and fun with the “dead”. Representatives of the Embassy of Mexico in the Czech Republic and artists from this Central American country will provide an authentic experience.
We celebrate music and the variety of colors and tastes
Latin American traditional songs will be performed by the Mexican band Mariachi Azteca de Praga. A juggling workshop with artists in colorful Catrina costumes will take place in the Butovice Gallery throughout the afternoon. The atmosphere of the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead is filled with a real Mexican altar, which families in this Central American country prepare for the commemorations of their deceased loved ones. The Mexican celebrations will also include a tasting of typical South American dishes such as tacos, quesadillas and, for adults, agave spirits such as tequilla and mezcas. You can also prepare a special menu for this occasion at HABANERO MEXICAN GRILL, a Mexican restaurant located in the Butovice Gallery.
Children are not afraid of Mexican Day of the Dead, but they are having fun
A typical decoration for the celebrations of the Day of the Dead in Latin America are sugar skulls, which even small visitors to All Saints’ Day in Butovice will be able to decorate in color. Everyone who comes in a stylish costume will be welcomed. They can supplement it with “All Saints’ Day” face painting, which will be free here all afternoon. If parents place a photo of their children in a Mexican costume on Facebook Butovice Gallery, so join the competition for special gifts.
The event is supported by the Embassy of Mexico in the Czech Republic.
Program of the Mexican Day of All Saints in the Butovice Gallery, Sunday, October 31
Program on stage:
14:00 Opening, information about the program
14:30 Juggling workshop in costumes
15:30 Mariachi Azteca de Praga (concert)
16:00 Talk about the celebrations in Mexico with a representative of the Embassy of Mexico in the Czech Republic
16:30 Mariachi Azteca de Praga (concert)
17:00 Talks about the celebrations in Mexico, performances of all the stands
17:15 Mariachi Azteca de Praga (concert)
18:00 End of the event
Additional program for the entire duration of the event:
- traditional face painting
- decorating sugar skulls (popular custom)
- screening of films about Día de Muertos
- Mexican snacks (drinks, meals)
- Mexican clothing, accessories and jewelry
- traditional mexican altar
- photo corner
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