Those in search of materials to create Day of the Dead altars should head no further than the Feria del Carton y del Juguete (toys and paper crafts fair), which opened last weekend in downtown Guadalajara’s Parque Morelos.
Here you will find all the items needed to construct a typical Day of the Dead altar, as well as amusing and ghoulish toys, souvenirs and foods connected with this unique Mexican holiday honoring departed souls.
Around 300 vendors sell pan de muertos (special bread), papel picado, papier-mâché dolls, clay miniatures depicting of all manner of food, and the iconic molded skulls made of almond-flavored sugar paste that can be personalized with the name of your loved ones.
The Morelos Park is located at the corner of the Calzada Independencia and Juan Manuel. There will be four entrances to the market, where temperatures will be taken and gel distributed. Face masks will be obligatory.
The market is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., through November 2, after which it transforms into a Christmas market.