La Calaca 2013
The Four Day Festival
Last weekend, Casa Dragones’ hometown San Miguel de Allende hosted the 2nd annual La Calaca Festival, a free, four-day festival of arts and culture that honors the themes of Dia de Muertos, Mexico’s vibrant celebration of life and death. This year’s celebrations paid homage to the late Chavela Vargas, internationally known singer, Mexican icon and tequila enthusiast. A special altar was built to honor Vargas, “La Gran Calaca,” with smaller altars and memorials adorned with flowers and offerings scattered throughout the city.