Every year on November 1 and 2, Mexico celebrates Día de Muertos. On Día de Muertos, the dead are commemorated and honored with private altars, papier-mâché dolls (cartonería), skulls (calaveras) processions and many other special imaginative ways. In the meantime, this “feast of death”, which we can compare to our All Souls ‘and All Saints’ Day, became world-famous Unesco heritage and has become an important part of Mexican identity. It attracts millions of people to Mexico every year.
On November 2, 2019, the Cobra Museum will bring Día de Muertos to Amstelveen. An altar will be made in the Cobra museum where visitors to the museum come to pay tribute to the deceased. The entrance on November 2 is free! For this occasion, the museum will remain open in the evening and operate as a festive memorial site.
You can bring photos, electric candles, trinkets, fake food, and so on. You can place this on the altar yourself. Honoring the dead in Mexico means party! So it is on this day also a party in the museum. There will be a mariachi band, folkdancers, lectures, presentations and tasty Mexican snacks and drinks.