The Altars Route is being held in Barcelona for the 8th year running. Twenty establishments throughout Barcelona are participating in this initiative to celebrate the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead.
The Day of the Dead is a deep-rooted tradition that can be traced back 3,000 years. The Altars Route project was born in Barcelona in 2007 through the efforts of the Mexican community seeking to keep the tradition alive abroad and engaging the local communities in a cultural exchange. The participating places have constructed altars to a specific person or group of people. For example the Print Workers Barcelona altar is dedicated to John Lennon and the Associació Cultural La BiblioMusiCineteca's altar is for victims of domestic violence.
Please see www.rutadealtares.org for participating establishments and more information.