Dia de los muertos
Find here a curated list of Online Experiences that honor the richness of this Mexican tradition, who is also celebrated around the world. Photo by Valeria Almaraz on Unsplash

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day festival celebrated from the northern to the southern regions of Mexico. The holiday was recognized in 2008 by UNESCO, and it is known for its impressive range of parades, offerings, dances, music, crafts, and more.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's celebrations might be different, and many events are canceled. Luckily, Airbnb is thinking of those looking for virtual events. The company has curated a list of Online Experiences that honor the richness of this Mexican tradition, who is also celebrated around the world.

From cultural experiences and piñata or sugar skull making to expert-led classes that’ll show you the ins and outs of preparing your own tacos, mole and tamales, there is something for everyone to discover the unique elements that make this celebration of death so special:

  1. Traditions of Mexico's Day of the Dead: Be led by a passionate tour guide that will show you the elements of a Day of the Dead altar, its history and meaning, how to make the famous sugar skulls…all of this with simple ingredients you can find in your kitchen!
  2. Make a Traditional Mexican Piñata: Learn how to make a traditional Mexican piñata, while you chat about the origin of this distinctive craft and its participation in the Mexican culture. You’ll start by learning the basic technique of its structure, move onto its colorful decoration, and culminate with the ceremonies in which it plays an important role.
  3. Sweet Treats with a Mexico City Chef: Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth! Learn how to make three Mexican desserts with a professional instructor and culinary artist who will share recipes with you. Throughout the experience, the chef will guide you through each delicious dessert, virtually cooking alongside you and helping you every step of the way.
  4. Ancient Mexico with an Anthropologist: Join a visual tour and talk through Mexico and its indigenous Pre-Hispanic civilizations: the foundation with maize domestication, the origins with the Olmecs, the elements by all the people of Mesoamerica, the art of counting time (calendars), the pyramids and sacred stories.
  5. Make Mole from Puebla: Go through the whole process of mole making and cook the best mole you will ever taste: “Manchamanteles” Mole, a fruity mole sauce from Puebla. Perfect for lunch or dinner!
  6. Tamales Fiesta with a Mexican Chef: Learn how to make one of the most iconic dishes of Mexico, guided by a Mexican chef. Plus, you'll learn about the history of this dish and will prepare them several different ways - including tamales, Oaxaqueños and Mexico City style.

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