The Mexican tradition is an annual celebration in honour of deceased loved ones, held over three days from October 31 to November 2. So if you're not off to a Halloween house party this weekend, consider feasting, Mexican style, at one of the Day of the Dead events being thrown at bars and restaurants across the country.
Hosted by the award-winning Mexican spirit Espolón Tequila, which is distilled in the highlands region of Los Altos, Kalisco, using traditional methods and 100 per cent pure blue agave, each event will feature DJs and live bands, Espolón Tequila cocktails, Mexican menus, photo booths and Day of the Dead face painting. Some venues will also play host to live art installations inspired by Mexican culture.
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Mrs Sippy and The Sheaf in Double Bay, Zanzi Bar in Newtown and The Darlo and The Passage in Darlinghurst are just a few of the Sydney bars participating; in Melbourne, The Penny Black in Brunswick, Touche Hombre in the CBD and Little Blood Tequila Bar in Fitzroy are getting in on the action and in WA, El Rio on the Margaret River and Arcade Nightclub in Joondalup are involved. For the full list of participating venues in NSW, VIC, QLD and WA, head to tequilaespolon.com.