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26 OCT

'Day of the Dead' with el Jimador 2016

Dia de los Meurtos (Day of the Dead) is upon us!

#MANGROVEDOTD

Find out who el Jimador is partnering with this year so you can join in the festivities and celebrate this iconic Mexican tradition. Dance, drink and sing loud enough to wake the dead!

What is Day of the Dead?

Dia de Muertos (Spanish) is a mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. Gradually it was associated with October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd to coincide with the Western Christian triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honouring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favourite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. With most traditional customs, drink and celebration go hand-in-hand and slowly but surely Mexican spirits like Tequila and Mezcal were adopted as the drink of choice.

Come and celebrate Day of the Dead with our friends and partners, i'm sure you will find a local party going on in your area:

Birmingham:

The Church Inn Rub Smokehouse

Bournemouth:

Ojo Rojo

Brighton:

Shuffle Bar Patterns La Choza

Bristol:

HMSS Flipside Cocktail Club

Canterbury:

The Cuban

Cardiff:

Peppermint Bar The Dead Canary

Cheltenham:

Lily Gins

Edinburgh:

Basement Opal Lounge Paradise Palms

Glasgow:

Hillend Book Club

Leeds:

Cielo Blanco DISTRKT Verve Azuka
The Libertine The Riverside Neon Cactus  

Leicester:

Bruxelles The Turkey Cafe

Liverpool:

Aloha Bar 23 Fleet Street Evil Eye

London:

Dark Circus Party Cafe Chula La Bodega Negra Queen of Hoxton 55 Camden (Both Sites)
Haunt London Found/Home Cafe Sol Azteca Jam in a Jar
Venn St Records Northcote Records 64th & Social Graffiti Made In Brazil (Both Sites)
Bun and Bar Cellar Door Junk Yard Golf Loves Company LCC (Shafts & CG)

Manchester:

El Capo Crazy Pedro's Luck Lust Liquor & Burn Tusk Junk Yard Golf

Newcastle:

Rub Smokehouse

Nottingham:

Hockley Arts Club Rub Smokehouse Rum House

Reading:

Milk Bar

Southampton:

Orange Rooms

Remember, celebrate responsibly and share the good times with friends and families. Salute!