Dia de los Muertos

Autumn Break - 14-29 October 2017

Enjoy Mexican music and excellent food and drink in the middle of our indoor rocky desert! Visit Día de los Muertos, the festival of the laughing skeleton.

Mexican Halloween

This colourful festival is the largest cultural event in Mexico, but is celebrated in nearly all South American and Central American countries. In contrast to Halloween, Día de los Muertos is not intended to be spooky at all: it is all about respect for deceased family and friends, while also celebrating life. It is, in short, an extraordinary, festive event with a rich history, suitable for people of all ages. For example, did you know that Día de los Muertos can be traced back to the ancient culture of the Aztecs and the Mayans?

Actors, workshops, and decoration

Twelve actors will be present in the park at all times during the event, dressed in traditional fashion and wearing face paint. Not only can visitors have their picture taken with these colourful extras, the actors will also treat our guests to distinctive Mexican music to get them into the mood. We are also organising special workshops, where children and adults can learn to make and decorate skulls with origami, design masks, and paint marshmallows to make traditional sugar skulls.

Each Mexican province has its own traditional breads, which are made specially for Día de los Muertos. These breads can be purchased in the park for the duration of the event. We will be adding extra decorations in addition to the beautiful thematic elements from last year. For example, over 1500 metres of Mexican Día de los Muertos garlands will adorn the pathways in our park, and large murals will be installed in the Penguin Corner. Will you join us on a journey into Mexican culture? Discover everything Día de los Muertos has to offer during the autumn break!

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