Noche de Muertos Festival (Night of the Dead Festival) takes place in Xochitla, an ecological park located in the outskirts of Mexico City, on October 31. It begins in the morning, around 10:00am, and ends in the evening with a bonfire and horror story telling. Overnighting is possible if you are up for camping in the nature!
The usual Day of the Dead stuff will be shown here, such as ofrendas (altars) set up to remember those who passed away.
Other interesting activities include a catwalk of traditional Mexican customs and well as dance performances and prehispanic rituals. Pottery and painting workshops will be offered for those who might be interested in learning how to craft their own calaveritas and catrinas, which are the most symbolic items of this infamous celebration of the Mexican culture.
This year, in the afternoon, there will be theatre shows set in the cemetery will tell the tale of La Llorona (The Crying Woman), which is the most famous legend in Mexico and tells the story of a mother who murdered her own children and upon realizing what she had done, she spent the rest of eternity crying out for them. Performances will take place at 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 22:00.
At 22:00, the bonfire will begin and participants will gather around it and tell the most horrifying legends.