Quito Tourism has prepared an agenda of events for the holiday of the deceased, which will run from November 2 to 5, 2023.
Among the organized activities is the 'Beyond Life' festival, a nighttime event to enjoy with the family, where citizens will learn about ancestral traditions along with typical characters from Quito and the Day of the Dead.
This year, the festival takes place in the La Mariscal neighborhood, in Plaza el Quinde, where it starts at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd. Attendees will enjoy colada morada, guaguas de pan, traditional sweets and more Quito cuisine dishes offered by various establishments in the sector.
The Historic Center of Quito will be the setting for the event 'La Ronda lives, culture and tradition', a meeting open to the public in which the charm of this traditional neighborhood will be enjoyed. The event will take place from November 2 to 4 from 12:00 to 22:00.
On November 4, the route called 'Exhibition of the Dead' will take place, a tour of the convent of the Augustinian Mothers in the Historic Center of the capital to learn about the conventual traditions during the time of the dead and the charms that this place has. The cost is USD 6.
For sports fans, the Calderón cultural cycling route is organized, an activity that has the support of the Quitodélikos collective. The proposal seeks to energize businesses in a proposal of tours through different neighborhoods and communes, highlighting the tourist and heritage aspect of the parish. The event is free and will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Calderón zonal administration.
Finally, for lovers of traditional gastronomy and cuisine, Quito Tourism, with the support of the Quito Eterno Foundation, will hold a workshop where the colada morada, a traditional drink for the deceased made from purple or black corn, will be prepared. Chef Esteban Tapia, USFQ professor, will be in charge of teaching the workshop on November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at house 989 in the La Ronda neighborhood. The registration fee is USD 5.