This year, there will be events and festivities alluding to the Day of the Dead in the Municipality of Jocotepec, after a year in which both the events and festivities were canceled, as well as the closed cemeteries.
Thus, the riverside municipality is once again covered with marigold flowers, papel picado and pan de muerto, as both the private initiative (residents of Jocotepec) and the City Council began preparations for the simultaneous events that will take place in the municipal seat.
Well, “Long live Death 2021”, an event held by Casa de la Cultura José Vaca Flores Jocotepec, which began on Friday 29 at 12:00 pm with the inauguration of the decorated facilities of the main square, as well as the plastic exhibition “The Renegades of Art” by painters Eduardo Xilonzochitl and Chile de Joco ..
On November 2 at 6:00 pm there will be a reading of the story “Green Leaf”, by the writer Luis Jara and “Tribute to the fallen” by Dulce Karen Ruíz Salcedo, thus to culminate, on November 3 at 7:30 In the afternoon, the Coco film will be screened at the Casa de la Cultura.
There will also be a poetry and skull contest, which is open to all schools and the general public, as well as the school play “War of the Cakes”, together with “The last drink”, a staging Mexican-themed scene.
For its part, according to the authorities of the Jocotepec pantheons, it was confirmed that the six cemeteries that make up the municipality will remain open from 7:00 in the morning to 8:00 at night, and they also assured that this year They will not be arranged as they are usually decorated for the Day of the Dead, because although the community will be allowed to visit their deceased, it is sought to avoid crowds within the pantheons, so there will not be any type of allusive event nor will they be decorated this year