By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
The Mexico City government will host a gala Day of the Dead parade on Sunday, Oct. 31, the city’s Culture Secretariat announced Monday, Oct. 11.
The parade, which will begin at noon in the capital’s central plaza Zócalo and proceed 8.7 kilometers up Avenida Juárez and Paseo de la Reforma to the Campo Marte military camp, next to the National Auditorium, will serve as a visual tribute to those who died from the covid-19 over the last year and a half, the secretariat said.
More than 1,000 volunteer dancers, musicians and acrobats are expected to participate in the parade, which will have as its theme a Celebration of Life.
There will also be colorful floats and giant papier mâché alebrijes and four musical shows.
During a ceremony to announce the upcoming parade, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said that the event is being made possible thanks to the high level of covid immunizations in the city.
Citywide Day of the Dead celebrations were suspended last year due to the pandemic.
Sheinbaum said that all appropriate covid sanitary measures, including social distancing and mask-wearing, would be taken to ensure the safety of all participants and the audience.