TULUM, Mexico – In anticipation of the Day of the Dead festivities, the Municipal Cemetery of Tulum is gearing up for an expected influx of up to 2,000 visitors, as revealed by the director of this site, Joaquín Morales Cruz.
In a recent interview, Mr. Cruz disclosed that due to the activities scheduled for October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd, there will be an exhibition of altars dedicated to the deceased and the chapel will be in full operation, welcoming thousands of people to celebrate their beloved departed.
He mentioned that in the days leading up to these events, family members have been visiting the premises to clean and spruce up the graves of their departed loved ones.
Cruz declared that in the past few days, his team has been tirelessly engaged in cleaning, painting, and making necessary repairs to ensure the cemetery presents a welcoming appearance. The site will be open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
“We anticipate an attendance of approximately 1,500 to 2,000 individuals, including family members and visitors. As I mentioned earlier, we will be decorating with streamers, cleaning the area meticulously, and ensuring a pleasant atmosphere for everyone. Additionally, our department will set up an altar to honor the traditions of our municipality,” he explained.
On a different note, the municipal official acknowledged that the current cemetery is nearly at full capacity. He revealed that they are eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Tulum Cemetery, located at kilometer 7 on the Tulum-Cobá highway. This new cemetery will feature two modules with space for 90 vaults.
Although the construction of this facility is nearing completion, its operation is contingent on approval from COFEPRIS and the State Health Department. Morales Cruz concluded by urging the citizens of the ninth municipality to regularize the graves of their family members, some of whom have been neglected for up to 30 years. This move aims to ensure that the final resting places of their loved ones receive the care and attention they deserve.