January is a perfect time to travel to Mexico. Whether you want to explore the Day of the Dead, the Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, or enjoy the sun and sand, January is the month to go. Many events in Mexico will make your trip memorable.
Day of the Dead
The Day of the Dead in Mexico is celebrated from November 1 to November 2. It is a festival celebrated by Mexicans to commemorate the dead, and there are several ways to celebrate it. The most popular Day to celebrate is November 1, when the ancestors of people living today are believed to return to their homes. In addition to the traditional parades, there are also several events, including food and costume contests.
Mexican families will prepare a unique altar to honor their deceased loved ones in celebration of the Day of the Dead. These altars are adorned with flowers, candles, and marigold flowers and may also include other symbols of the departed. The departed will be summoned by the chants of family members and friends. Food and drink will also be offered to the left.
The Day of the Dead is more than a festival, though. It is a well-preserved ancient tradition and a cultural experience like no other. The festival commemorates the lives of the departed and is celebrated with food, flowers, and music. As a result, many cemeteries will be filled with festive sounds and colors.
When visiting Mexico City during the Day of the Dead, try to go at the end of the Day, when the graveyards are the most decorated. Plan on spending at least two hours at the cemetery if you want to see all the festivities. For instance, the Mixquic cemetery in Mexico City is the most beautifully decorated cemetery near the city.
The Day of the Dead celebrates many traditional and religious beliefs. The leading figures of the Day of the Dead are the calacas and Calaveras. A famous Calavera, La Catrina, is a towering female skeleton adorned with elaborate clothes and make-up. The Aztecs worshiped La Catrina, who guided their departed loved ones through their final stages. Jose Guada Posada painted the original image of La Catrina. His La Catrina was later included in a mural by Diego Rivera. The mural covers 400 years of Mexican history and is one of the most recognizable Days of the Dead icons.
Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado
There are plenty of options if you’re looking for something to do in Mexico City in January 2021. The festival’s musical lineup includes a performance by Spanish baritone Javier Camarena. It will conclude with a closing concert on January 29 at the Municipal Palace of Alamos. Other events include recitals by Korean soprano Yunah Lee and American soprano Morganna Love.
The Alamos FAOT Music Festival officially called the Festival Alfonso Ortiz-Tirado, brings national and international musicians together. It is open to the general public and features street performers and handicrafts. Opening night will feature the renowned actor Fernando de la Mora. Another festival highlight is the Gala Stravinsky 50, a tribute to the great Igor Stravinsky.
The Festival Alfonso Ortiz-Tirado in Mexico is a major cultural event, lasting approximately a week. It features chamber music and opera performances and art exhibitions. It’s the biggest festival in Sonora, with thousands of people worldwide coming to attend it.
Festival Alfonso Ortiz-Tirado is one of Sonora’s most important cultural events and is set to return after a one-year hiatus. The Instituto Sonorense de Cultura, responsible for the festival’s programming, redesigned the event to include more performances and activities.
The event is expected to bring together over 360 artists worldwide for the biggest music event in Mexico. The festival will be held in the Palacio (city hall/opera hall) and several venues throughout the town. The Hacienda de Los Santos will provide guests with tickets for the festival, and they expect better performances than last year.
Festival of San Antonio Abad
The Festival of San Antonio Abad is an annual event in Mexico in January. The feast is a Catholic celebration celebrating Saint Antoni; a saint considered the patron saint of animals. Many people bring their pets to be blessed during the festival. A group of horses also participates in the event, which is considered a festival’s highlight.
There is a wide range of music at this annual event. There is Latin music, pop, and rock. The event is held in Leon, the state capital, and features music, shows, exhibits, and mechanical rides. The festival also marks the anniversary of Leon’s founding on January 20, 1576. The festival features a large parade along the Boulevard Hidalgo to the fairground. The event has featured big names in the Mexican music industry in past years.
The festival also includes a WINTER PARTY. JANUARY 17 is a public holiday in Mexico, so most businesses and stores will be closed. However, as usual, museums, archaeological sites, and tourist attractions will be open. This means that you will have more time to enjoy the festivities.
In addition to celebrating the body of Christ, the Festival of San Antonio Abad in Mexico includes the blessing of animals. Many domestic and farm animals are dressed in special outfits for the occasion. They are decorated with flowers, bows, and ribbons. They are then taken to the churchyard for blessing. A priest will sprinkle holy water over them and read a special prayer there.
In addition to the Feast of San Antonio Abad, many other cultural events occur during this month. Many hotels and resorts will host special events for travelers, including a food and wine festival. A few hotels will also host special performances and exhibitions.
If you were considering a trip to Mexico in January 2021, you should be aware of the health risks. The country is known for earthquakes and hurricanes, so you should avoid traveling to the country if you’re at risk of getting sick. You should also take extra precautions if you’re pregnant. You should also check with your insurer about any health risks before traveling. In addition to earthquakes and dangerous weather conditions, you should also be aware of the dangers of the Zika virus and insect-borne diseases. Additionally, the country has high altitudes and air pollution, which can pose a health risk.
In Mexico in January 2021, travelers will be at increased risk for the emergence of the COVID virus. COVID is a highly contagious virus that can lead to severe illness, including death. Most travelers will not develop symptoms, but some may experience coughing, fever, and headache.
To minimize your risk of contracting COVID, avoid animals and crowded areas. Animal-borne illnesses can be transmitted to humans through contact with their urine. You should wash your hands often and practice proper coughing etiquette. You should also consider the quality of healthcare in the region.
Some areas of Mexico have a higher risk of violence and kidnapping. While COVID preventative measures exist in many places, they do not deter criminal activity. Additionally, drug cartels are highly active in the country and frequently clash over territory, drugs, and smuggling routes.
The Mexican government is making efforts to protect tourists. There are dedicated police in the major tourist zones like Acapulco, Riviera Maya, and Cozumel.
Travelers to Mexico must follow the latest changes in immigration and customs requirements. Entry requirements for the U.S. and Mexico are different, so it is essential to know which ones apply to you before you leave. However, for the most part, you’ll need a valid passport to enter the country. However, you may be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, even if you’re not a U.S. citizen.
You must also make sure your passport is valid for the length of your stay in Mexico. You must also pay a tourism tax to the Mexican government. This tax is usually included in the price of your plane ticket, but it must be paid in Mexico upon arrival. If you’re arriving by land, make sure you buy the necessary insurance before you leave the country, and check the fine print on your vehicle hire contract. Also, keep in mind that the Mexican government may introduce driving restrictions. For example, some Mexican cities have banned cars from certain areas on certain days based on the number plate of the vehicle.
As of January 2021, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that entry requirements to Mexico will change again. You’ll need to stay in specific facilities for three days after crossing the border. However, this time, the restriction does not include home quarantine. Instead, travelers will have to stay at specified facilities designated by the quarantine station.
If you’re a U.S. citizen, you’ll need a valid passport for your visit to Mexico. However, you must ensure that your key remains valid for the entire period you plan to stay in the country. Also, check the validity of your other travel documents.