Within the framework of the celebration of Day of the Dead, the authorities in the capital invited the residents of the capital to celebrate the feast of the faithful departed at home; especially since many city halls announced the closure of their pantheons on November 1 and 2. However, the Secretariat of the Environment (Sedema) of Mexico City announced that you can buy flowers harvested in the chinampas of Tláhuac and Xochimilco.
Flowers in Xochimilco and Tláhuac
Under intense sanitary measures, from this Saturday, October 17 and until next Monday, November 2, producers of the San Luis Tlaxialtemalco nursery and the Xochimilco and Tláhuac markets They will offer different varieties of flowers from marigold to chrysanthemum 20; as well as flower arrangements for the Day of the Dead festivities.
A production of 1 million 200 thousand cempasúchil pots, of different sizes and prices; that will serve to adorn the altars of the faithful departed. By consuming flowers harvested in these chinampas, you support the producers to keep their small business running; in such a way that they can employ agricultural laborers and traders.
Gallery: With cempasúchil flowers from Xochimilco and Tláhuac guide your loved ones home (Excelsior)
Recommendations for buying flowers
People who wish to buy flowers in Xochimilco and Tláhuac must follow the following sanitary measures:
- Put on a mask, covering the mouth and nose, and use it at all times
- Carry and use antibacterial gel
- Respect the healthy distance between people, 1.5 meters
- Take care of the area, which is a Protected Natural Area
To enter it is necessary to pass the sanitary filter; where temperature will be taken and a questionnaire of symptoms and antibacterial gel will be applied to hands. It is worth mentioning that access to the market and nurseries may be restricted, according to the registered capacity, so that a healthy distance is always maintained.