Day of the Dead


Day of the Dead XICO
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Thursday is the Day of the Dead!

Celebrate and commemorate this special holiday at XICO.

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.  Wikipedia

Bring a picture of your dearly departed to add to XICO’s altar and light a candle in their honor.

Enjoy special dishes by Chef Kelly Myers, a special cocktail with hibiscus, pineapple and mezcal, and Mexican wedding cookies for everyone!

Day of the Dead Specials

Apple pasilla mole de milpa with late harvest succotash of local shelling beans, Ayers Creek hominy, winter squash, sunchokes, leeks & smoked wheat

Taxco mole rosa made with rose petals, beets, mezcal, almonds, pine nuts, white chocolate and more, served with squid

Oregon beef in Oaxacan mole chichilo, a black Oaxacan mole of cascabel, mulato and pasilla negro chiles

Mexican wedding cookies of toasted pecans and powdered sugar.

A special cocktail made with hibiscus flower tea, mezcal and tepache, garnished with a pineapple flower

The regular menu will also be available.

XICO Restaurant

3715 SE Division St, Portland, OR.


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5 thoughts on “Day of the Dead

  1. When I was about 5 yrs. old (just before immigrating to Canada from Germany) I went to the cemetery with my mother to visit my grandfather’s grave on All Saints’ Day. It was really beautiful with coloured lights and candles on the graves. There was nothing spooky about it. I only felt the love for my grandfather and enjoyed the pretty lights in the darkness. We didn’t have the horror aspect of the “hallowed evening.” When we came to Canada, “Halloween” was quite different.

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  2. All Saints Day 1st November. To honour all the loved ones gone before. All Souls Day 1st (evolved now into other stuff……..making darkness instead of Hope into somethings trendy. All about money when Halloween becomes ‘The In Thing”. Beautiful trips with candles to honour loved ones departed and the night-time wonder of stars and lights. Such memories I remember of 31st November. Cemetery’s now full of horror, witches, ghosts and skeletons. (children conditioned to think its ok). Oh how I barely survive Halloween ….it makes me angry!. A young woman accosted me in the post office she was dressed in black with masses of artificial spiders in her hair and her beautiful face was distorted by an ‘evil’ mask. She snarled at me. It was very hard to respond with a smile and say Bless you! I tried but I got out there really fast.

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