Mexico is never more alive than during El Dia de los Muertos, its annual celebration of the dead.
The Day of the Dead has long been a tourist drawcard for Mexico but this year Australians won’t have to leave the country to soak up its legendary atmosphere. From 29 October to 4 November, a series of pop-up events inspired by the famous celebrations will be held in Sydney and Melbourne, hosted by Patrón.
The tequila brand is tipping its hat to Mexico’s most macabre holiday with the Patrón Day of the Dead Pop-Up, a series of nine events held over seven days.
The fiesta will feature art exhibitions, installations, music, entertainment and, of course, traditional Mexican food – all inspired by El Dia de los Muertos celebrations held in Oaxaca, Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende each year.
Sydney venues such as Tatler (Potts Point), The Junction (Bondi) and Bar Patrón by Rockpool (Circular Quay) will be transformed with carnival pageantry, skulls, mariachi bands and traditional Aztec dancers. Every event on the schedule will be different but all will take their cue from Mexico’s remembrance of departed souls.
At Sydney’s La Catrina Dinner Fiesta, you’ll receive a welcome Margarita and all-you-can-eat tacos. In Melbourne, the Warehouse Fiesta at Glass Merchants will transport you to trendy Mexico City neighbourhood Condesa with live-art altars, face painters and Mexican DJs.
Tickets to the events are available now.