Within the framework of the Festival of Souls, the City of Mérida presents the 4th edition of “Camino de Flores”, which will be inaugurated by Mayor Renán Barrera Concha on Sunday, October 28 at 7 pm and which on this occasion will offer as an innovation a multimedia show on weekends at night.
The “Camino de Flores” is installed on 50-A Street, between 57 and 59, next to the park of La Mejorada, where it will stay for three weeks and expects an attendance of some 70,000 visitors.
On this occasion, from Friday to Sunday from 7 to 10 at night, will include a videomapping, light and sound show, which will be screened on the facades of the buildings located on Calle 50-A and also on the “Camino de Flores” plants and flowers.
-“For a few days, this space will become a botanical garden that will lodge a great variety of flowers of the region, with which will form creative and innovative figures alluding to the Day of the Dead and to the city” – declared the director of Municipal Public Services, José Collado Soberanis
He explained that with the novelty of videomapping, those who wish to go on weekends at night will enjoy a different fantastic visual experience.
He specified that a total of 60,000 plants of different sizes and varieties will be used, such as x’pujuc (Mayan name for the “flor de cempasúchitl“, which is the most iconic flower for “Día de Muertos” all over Mexico), chrysanthemums, petunias, kalanchoe, mona lisa and ipomeas.
Collado Soberanis indicated that some 20 thousand plants with flowers will be used to make replicas of tombs with figures of angels, as well as four hummingbirds and three colonial-type arches that represent those in Mérida.
Also, the mosaic of the floor, integrated by the 40 thousand remaining plants, will have designs of mestizas and other typical images of the region. It will have a length of approximately 100 meters long by 2 meters high.
The installation of the carpet of flowers and the figures began since Tuesday October 23, with the participation of more than 60 employees of the Department of Parks and Gardens of the Municipal Public Services, among which gardeners stand out.
To keep it in optimal conditions, manual and automated watering will be available daily during the 3 weeks that it remains open to the public.
A lookout will also be installed so that visitors can admire the patterns from an aerial point of view.
The Paseo de las Flores opens this Sunday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. Later, the visiting hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“Camino de Flores” is part of the activities organized by the City Council on the occasion of the “Festival de las Ánimas”, which is held from October 24th to the 31st.
Activities included in the”Festival de las Ánimas”:
- Mexico and its Traditions dance show, that took place on Friday at 7 pm at the Municipal Dance Center.
- Noche de Catrinas, as part of the Noche Mexicana program at the Paseo de Montejo (Saturday the 27th, at 8 p.m).
- Puppet shows for the Day of the Dead and a regional theater play, at the Municipal Palace (Sunday 28).
- Festival del Pib, in the San Sebastián park, organized by residents of that neighborhood. (Sunday 28).
- Vaquería de Animas, at 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Municipal Palace (Monday 29)
- Jorge Moreno will offer a lecture on urban legends and paranormal facts, at 8 p.m. in the park of the Sarmiento colony (Tuesday 30).
The Festival closes with the long expected “Paseo de las Ánimas”, on October 31st from 6 PM, with different activities, altars and routes in the section that goes from San Juan Park to the General Cemetery.
TYT Newsroom with information from larevista.com.mx