With Halloween on the horizon, you may be seeing more than a few skeletons emerge from the closet and spill onto the streets… But here’s a festival with a much more refreshing message.
As part of the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, which begins on November 1, Veronique Pittman — environmentalist and all-around Superwoman — is helping organize La Calaca, a four-day cultural festival in San Miguel de Allende celebrating the cycle of life, death and rebirth. The fest is entirely volunteer-run and donation-based, exhibiting fabulous work from both local and international musicians and artists. There are large-scale art installations, aerial performances, and even a TEDx San Miguel de Allende conference about renewal.
Aside from the interactive workshops and colorful street parades, the event will showcase the best of its host town while giving a great deal back to the local community. San Miguel de Allende is tucked in between Guadalajara and Mexico City, a darling little city full of Spanish colonial architecture and gorgeous plazas — was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site a few years ago, and rightfully so.
This is sure to be the beginning of a very special end… of year!
For more tips on how to live life to the fullest, check out The Travel Curator for this month’s special Curated Travel Guide on the one and only Eternal City, Rome.