Día de los Muertos at La Granja Ibiza

It seems only fitting that La Granja Ibiza—a farmstead that celebrates life and spiritual happiness—should also celebrate and honor the dead. This November 1, from 4pm to 4am,  La Granja Ibiza’s carob tree will become a focal point for El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), the Mexican holiday devoted to honoring the deceased. Revelers will be treated to music by Uji, Noema, MiRet, and MoM, as well as make-up specialists, artists, and flower crown creations to complement the themed dress. Chef Jose Catriman will cook up his spin on a traditional Day of the Dead feast, including quesadillas, tamales, pan de muerto (bread of the dead), and roasted Ibizan hog. There will also be an open bar serving mezcal drinks and organic wines.

Since pre-Columbian times, people of Mexican heritage have celebrated the lives, deaths, spiritual journeys, and afterlives of their loved ones on El Dia de los Muertos. Recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, the festival sees whole communities honoring their deceased in public from October 31 to November 2. 

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The holiday is based on a tripartite concept of death. The first part is the corporeal death, when the physical body ceases to live. The second is when the body is laid in the earth, and the third and most significant death occurs when the person fades from memory. Incense and music fill the air as people eat, drink, reflect, and try to delay this third spiritual death through remembrance with decorative calavera skulls, private altars, and commemorative offerings known as ofrendas.

This La Granja Ibiza festival has a contribution charge of 111 EUR, which covers a variety of signature dishes and the open bar during the entire event. Limited tickets can be reserved by writing to reservations@lagranjaibiza.com

Thursday, October 18th, 2018