Everyone knows about Halloween. But there’s another event at the end of October that deserves just as much celebration: the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
Haven’t heard of Día de los Muertos? The annual festival starts on the same day as Halloween (October 31) and runs until November 2, with the holiday focusing on remembering and honouring loved ones who have died. This year Melburnians can get involved too with two secret Día de los Muertos warehouse parties being hosted by Patrón Tequila.
The premium Mexican tequila brand is throwing two Day of the Dead bashes in a secret warehouse location featuring live installations, art exhibitions, music, entertainment, traditional food and plenty of Patrón tequila. From 7pm to 1am on November 2 and 3, the secret warehouse parties are inspired by the authentic celebrations in Oaxaca, Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende. Expect to see lots of bright colours, sugar skulls, flower and monarch butterfly motifs, mariachi music, costumes and carnival pageantry.
With tickets for all the Patrón Tequila Día de los Muertos events already on sale, this is one party you don’t want to miss out on. Plus, Time Out readers can score a 25 per cent discount with the code VIPTIMEOUT. Don't miss the pop-up from November 2-3, starting from 7pm to 2am each night. Check out the Patrón Tequila Day of the Dead website for more information.