The Ruiter has decided to finally take death seriously. But in style. Mexican style.

On November 3rd, you can celebrate Dia de Muertos. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday and commemoration day.

This day of the dead often appears macabre to outsiders, but it brings together many good and beautiful things in life. Deceased loved ones are honored, graves are cleaned and decorated. Food and drink are offered to the dead and then consumed together by family and friends, with the assumption that the deceased have already taken in the essence of the food. All of this takes place against the backdrop of a big party in elaborate costumes.

The Zwarte Ruiter misses a party like this in the Netherlands. So, we’re going to do it thoroughly again. With the best tequilas & mezcal, Mexican food, an intense skull decor, and lots of flowers.

Admission is free. The party starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Zwarte Ruiter, and just to be sure: this is not an evening to show up in your everyday clothes. You don’t want to be seen by the dead like that, do you?

More to come soon!