Day of the Dead at the Rancho Las Cascadas
Day of the Dead at the Rancho
Come and join us here at Rancho Las Cascadas for this weird and wonderful celebration of Life and Death!
As you know, here in Mexico and at the ranch, we like to enjoy folklore events as well as religious holidays with as much life, color and festivity as possible, but without doubt El Día de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead, is one of the most colorful. Festivities Nowhere in this corner of the country, are the festivities more enthusiastic than in the colorful towns of Canalejas, Tepotzotlán and Jilotepec, all in the vicinity of the ranch. In front of the cathedrals and in the cemeteries is a festive, three-day occasion with masses of orange Marigold flowers.
There are skeletons at every turn, life-size ones made of terracotta, grinning bony grins from under large sombreros, playing guitars and drums, doing all the fun things they did as living beings. Cemeteries Inside, the cemetery is bustling with families placing flowers on the graves. Some of the favored food and drink that the returning dead liked are also placed on the grave. You will see family photographs and little dishes of breads, sweets, and perhaps a bottle of Tequila. For our guests at the ranch, we take part in the festivities by having a special program of events for our guests, including themed dinner and a special all-day ride to bring our guests to the heart of the local occasion.