If the macabre and spookiness of Halloween is still in your bones on Tuesday, then why not celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
What is Dia de los Muertos?
It’s a Mexican holiday that celebrates the memory of friends and family who have died by gathering together and praying and remembering. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include creating private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.
Looking for an excuse to celebrate? Check out these events:
Celebrate the Dia de Los Muertos at Papagayo (283 Summer Street) on Tuesday, November 1st. Chef/Owner Chris Damian has created a five-course pre-fixe Mexican menu that incorporates traditional Dia de los Muertos recipes into a five-course Mexican dinner perfectly paired with Patrón Tequila tastings. The evening will begin with a complimentary Patrón Silver cocktail along with a tasting of an Amuse Bouche-Atole made with masa, cinnamon, vanilla bean and oven-roasted pineapple compote – the chef’s rendition of the traditional masa gruel used to nourish and warm sprits when they return. For more information: www.papagayoboston.com/
Drink (348 Congress Street) celebrates the dearly departed with cocktails, food, and festivities inspired by the traditions of Día de los Muertos. Drink’s bar will be transformed into an altar decked out with photos of loved ones lost as well as colorful offerings and treats for beyond the grave. The living will enjoy drinks and bites highlighting the spirits and spices of Mexico.
Featured cocktails will include Oaxacan Old Fashioned, Maximilian Affair, Bonecrusher, and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Street-food style snacks like chicken mole skewers and tamales will be available in addition to the regular menu.
There is no cover charge to attend.
Muy bien! Celebramos!