Sombrerete and its Traditional Parade

On the last days of October, from the 29th to the 31st, in this Magical Town you will begin to feel the festive and united atmosphere generated by the Day of the Dead. The people of Sombrerete are ready to participate in the nocturnal race that takes place in the Parque Nacional Sierra de Órganos, which remembers the deceased loved ones.

On the 1st November, the Procesión de Ánimas takes place, a tradition that has been conserved since the 18th and 19th centuries, which emulates the ancient guilds. People dress in light colors, light candles and go to pray at the Templo de la Soledad and the Templo de San Francisco, and then head to the Municipal Cemetery, which is lit up with candles, and carpeted with cempasúchil (Mexican marigold) and nube (baby’s breath) flowers. The idea is to accompany the dead as they make the journey back to the realm of the living.

Without losing its festive spirit, the Auditorio Municipal hosts the competitions in altars, catrina costumes, and sawdust carpets.


Sombrerete, Zac., México

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