Day of the Dead Henderson, Nevada
Did you know there’s an important holiday on November 1st and November 2nd? If you have Mexican heritage, then chances are that you’ll spend the days celebrating Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. We’ll be celebrating the holiday in a special way here at Borracha Mexican Cantina, so be sure to come join us!
What to Know About the Day of the Dead
During the Day of the Dead, Mexicans celebrate and honor their loved ones who have passed away. November 1st, the Dia de los Innocentes, is a holiday that is dedicated to remembering children who have passed away. The next day, the Dia de los Difuntos, is for remembering and honoring adults who have passed away.
Many people draw parallels between the Day of the Dead and Halloween, but the holidays are actually quite different. They both concern death, but whereas Halloween takes a macabre approach to the subject, the Day of the Dead is regarded as a joyous celebration. In fact, the celebration is often a bit whimsical, with families constructing alters of brightly colored paper for loved ones who have passed away.
In fact, the Day of the Dead began thousands of years ago because the Aztec, Toltec, and Nahua people believed that mourning the dead was disrespectful. They believed that the dead were still part of the community, and that during the Day of the Dead, they would return to Earth.
This Mexican holiday is a very social one, and families often dress up and participate in parades and celebrations. Many people have their faces painted to resemble skulls, wear noisemakers to help rouse the dead, and wear brightly colored clothes. The styles and customs vary according to region and the predominant Hispanic culture in the area.
Because traveling back to the land of the living can cause you to work up significant thirst and hunger, food is a central aspect of the Day of the Dead celebration. Many families place their loved one’s favorite meal on an alter constructed in a cemetery for the celebration. Sugar skulls pressed into molds and decorated with beautiful colors are a tradition that began in the 17th century. The pan de muerto, a “bread of the dead,” is also a traditional aspect of this holiday. It is decorated with bones made from dough.
Celebrating the Day of the Dead
There are many ways to celebrate the Day of the Dead, and many locations welcome you to watch social celebrations.
We also have the perfect way for you to celebrate right here at Borracha.
On Friday, November 2nd, we’ll be celebrating the Day of the Dead with $5 margaritas from 4 to 11 pm. There’s just no better way to celebrate right here in Henderson, Nevada.
At Borracha, we have the perfect atmosphere for our Day of the Dead celebration. Decorative festival skulls will watch over you as you dine, and our hand-painted floor and wraparound mural is festive, eye-catching, and inspired by Mexican art and culture.
We have an entire menu of delicious Mexican food to pair with those $5 margaritas, too. From our signature salsa and guacamole to our cheese quesadilla, nachos, and chicken taquitos, we know how to do appetizers right.
For your main course, try our Flaming Tequila Fajitas, which will pair wonderfully with your margarita. Our Traditional or Street Tacos are another great choice, and our Burritos, which are also loaded with flavor, are a highly popular option.
With so many great entrees available, it can be hard to choose. Our Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas are delicious, as are our Enchiladas. For a fun, flavorful twist, give our Lobster Tacos a try, or maybe our Grilled Salmon Plate is calling your name.
Any holiday calls for dessert, so splurge a little and end the night with something sweet. Our Cinnamon Churro Ice Cream Sandwich with vanilla gelato is simply amazing, though our Tres Leches Cake is equally as rich and delicious. We also have a wonderful Traditional Flan served with caramel sauce, macerated strawberries and kiwi, and our Fried Ice Cream is served with a corn flake crusted pound cake, vanilla ice fresh strawberries, and whipped cream.
Borracha is built on Mexican culture, so we’ll be celebrating the Day of the Dead with our special $5 margarita deal. Come join us for Mexican-inspired dishes, an amazing atmosphere, and a festive celebration.