A party to die for
By Jade Arroyo
San Miguel is a city that, among many other things, is famous for its parties and for people who love celebrating. The traditional Day of the Dead has recently passed, leaving behind a trail of rituals, traditions and fantastic celebrations. It is the time when we put out photographs of our dead loved ones, dress in skeleton outfits and celebrate life while honoring those ancestors and dear friends who have departed.
Framed by the mortuary charm of the recent festivities, a party and collective art opening took place at the design center Fábrica la Aurora. Each gallery, besides presenting new works, also exhibited a Day of the Dead altar honoring friends and family members.
The main collective altar was dedicated to the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes.
The arts community and art lovers wore skull makeup, danced salsa and enjoyed the night, in spite of the rain, amid the antiques, paintings and other precious objects.
The Day of the Dead party is a tradition at La Aurora that has been held for several years, and it is one of the most anticipated parties associated with the holiday. Fábrica La Aurora is located at Calzada de la Aurora and offers more than 40 galleries, shops and eateries.