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Photo by Julio Sánchez
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Alter paying homage to Michael Jackson from Fantastik shop, 2009
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Dia de los muertos
This year's event poster
From October 29th to November 16th you have the unique opportunity to celebrate the iconic Mexican tradition of El Día de los Muertos by participating in Barcelona's 'Ruta de Altares'.
This is the sixth year that the Altar Walk has taken place in Barcelona, celebrating the traditional Mexican custom in which the dead are honoured by sharing memories, desires and aspirations with meals, flowers and drinks. In Mexico, the El Día de los Muertos festivities begin on October 31st when adorned altars will take up residence in countless homes across the country, with the 31st being reserved for honouring the spirits of dead children. As the festivities progress, the November 1st marks the day of honouring the souls of deceased adults and the final day, November 2nd - after the temporary coexistence between the living and the dead - there is an announcement of the leaving of the dead with 12 strikes.
This year's walk will begin at Casa Amèrica Catalunya, and stop at locations such as Cosmo and Escola Octavio Paz, before finishing at TPK Art i pensament contemporani. The Mexican residents of Barcelona share this tradition with those in Barcelona, which was declared by UNESCO to be a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.