Día de Muertos dans les Marolles 2021 - 23/09/2021
After an intimate version in 2020, we will celebrate the dead again this year with a whole series of festivities! On the programme: workshops for young and old. A giant altar for leaving mementos of the dearly departed. And a finale with no less than four different Día de Muertos processions and Mexican fireworks!
Giant altar for the dead
Just like last year, there will be a giant and attractively lit altar on the forecourt of CC Bruegel. During the whole month of November, you can leave your mementos and offerings to commemorate the dearly departed.
You can create the offerings yourself at home, or during workshops which will take place at CC Bruegel from Saturday 30/10 until Friday 5/11.
Week of workshops & concerts
During Día de Muertos, many workshops and activities for young and old will take place in Les Marolles. For example, lovers of Mexican Son Jarocho can take part in master classes with Ramón Gutiérrez Hernández, one of the most renowned musicians of the genre. As guest of honour on this edition, Hernandéz will also lead a Mexican jam session of Fandango (5/11) and perform together with a.o. Sura from Las Lloronas in CC Bruegel (2/11).
Of course, children and teenagers can also have fun with the dead throughout the autumn holidays. MetX organises percussion, costume and plastic art workshops together with Jeugd en Muziek from Tuesday 2/11 to Friday 5/11, in preparation for the festive finale on Saturday 6/11.
At CC Bruegel there will be improvisation workshops Circle Songs with Sarah Klenes for teenagers (1 & 2/11) and a performance of the fairy tale “Le Bon Fils” by Ahmed Hafiz for children from 10 years old (4/11).
Four processions with finale on Place du Jeu de Balle
On Saturday 6 November, the entire Marolles neighbourhood will be immersed in a colourful celebration which our dearly departed will never forget. No less than four different Día de Muertos processions will parade through the streets with music and festive lights: Remork & Karkaba ft. The Ledebirds, La Nouvelle Filibuste, Mariachi Sabor A México & QuetzalQuatro with the Quetzalcóatl.
Each procession departs from a different starting point:
- – 18h10 : Rue des Brigittines, in front of the theater
- – 18h15 : Place de la Querelle
- – 18h20 : Rue Haute 314, in front of Art & Marges Musée
- – 18h25 : in front of the Porte de Hal museum
Around 19h15 they’ll arrive at Place du Jeu de Balle for a grand finale with Mexican fireworks called ‘Toritos’. Followed by a surprise concert at 20h and Latino food trucks until 22h.