EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, or the Day of the Dead, is probably one of Mexico's most authentic traditions, based on pre-Hispanic customs and recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
For 3 days, Mexicans honor their deceased ones in a unique way: going to cemeteries, building private altars in their houses and cooking their favorite food.
Celebrations often take a humorous tone, as the concept is celebrating and connecting with the souls of the departed.
Throughout the celebrations, families open the doors of their houses to visitors in exchange for small candles to show respect for the deceased. In return, visitors receive food and drink, mostly Tamales, Pan de Muerto and Atole, typical local gastronomy.
THE SPANISH PROGRAM. All day long you will be immersed in the Spanish language through a combination of formal classes and activities to practice what you have learned. While the classes are individual, the activities are with your own instructor and other guests.
THE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS VISITS.
We will visit the Miquixli festival, put up a Día-de-los-Muertos altar to honor our cook, and show you how to prepare traditional Tlaxcales. During a visit to a Tianguis (tradtional open-air market), we will show you how Mexicans purchase food and goods for this important event. And on November 1st in the towns of Ocotepec and Ahuatepec, you'll experience as a local how families honor their recently deceased relatives.
THE EXCURSIONS. We will also make time to visit important nearby landmarks.
ACCOMMODATIONS. An important part of your Spanish language immersion program is the accommodations at the ANDERS LANGUAGES' residences. They will guarantee permanent exposure to the Spanish language in a familiar yet professional way, without the informality of a host family or the impersonality of a hotel or apartment
THE DATES. OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 02, 2019. In case you want to stay longer, you can plan to stay up to four weeks before/after the special has started/ended. Can be combined with the Discover Mexico Special starting the week after.
THE DEADLINE. There is no deadline for booking this special; however, there is limited space at residence and bookings are on a first come, first served basis.
THE PRICE. Prices starting at USD 1,300 + 16% TAX p.p. all inclusive. Request a quote below.