Provino Baja California’s 2023 agenda brings forth the “2nd Cultural Evening: Day of the Dead” in the heart of Ensenada, celebrating the rich traditions of this Mexican holiday. Day of the Dead recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, is known for its vibrant elements, including altars, offerings, catrinas, sugar skulls, papel picado, candles, marigold flowers, and the iconic bread of the dead.
This Provino event aims to amplify the significance of this celebration in northern Mexico, uniting the community in a festive atmosphere steeped in folklore and connecting the public with Baja California’s wine culture.
The event features two distinctive segments:
Night of Offerings:
A family-friendly celebration featuring art, music, traditional altar competitions with cash and wine prizes, Mexican cuisine, local cooks, a wine sampling, and a digital exhibition of José Guadalupe Posada’s work. Moreover, the Universidad Vizcaya de las Américas presents the “Mega Catrina,” a colossal figure created by Gastronomy students adorned with 2,300 bread of the dead pieces, to be distributed to the attendees.
Location: Plaza Santo Tomás (Miramar, Ensenada Downtown Area)
Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wine and Gastronomy:
Marking the end of the grape harvest, this segment showcases Baja California’s wine with tastings of over 100 wine labels from 84 participating wineries. Indulge in traditional Mexican dishes from 10 local restaurants and enjoy a dynamic artistic program, including mariachi, folkloric ballet, live music, and dance. The evening also pays tribute to the winegrowers who played a pivotal role in making the region the most significant wine producer in Mexico.
Location: Inside Bodegas de Santo Tomás (Miramar, Ensenada Central Zone)
Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Cost: $600.00 MXN (includes wine and food tastings while supplies last)
Age: 18 and above
Online Tickets: [Link](https://bit.ly/VeladaCultural23)
Mauricio Cantú, President of Provino Baja California, emphasizes the importance of uniting viticulture with Mexican traditions, creating a cultural and gastronomic experience that reverberates the region’s essence.
The 2nd Cultural Evening: Day of the Dead receives additional support from the educational sector, with students from various institutions contributing to this vibrant celebration. On Thursday, November 2, this event will unite the community in a celebration that merges culture, wine, gastronomy, and folklore, inviting attendees to embrace Mexican traditions by donning catrina/catrin makeup and attire.