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Alfeñique Fair

A TRADITION MADE OF SUGAR

In Mexico, the alfeñique is more than a technique brought from Spain; for us it is a tradition of more than 500 years in which, through sugar and creativity, homage is paid to death. It is currently an important part of the Day of the Dead celebration.

For many years, the tradition has taken on special importance in cities such as Toluca, where year after year hundreds of artisans gather, each with their unique creations to participate in the Feria del Alfeñique.

This fair promotes the Day of the Dead festival with exhibition and sale of handicrafts made with this technique, cultural events and diversity of workshops within the Alfeñique Museum.

The latter is an essential part of the festival, since we can find 5 interactive rooms that take us to know the gastronomic tradition, the history of the festival and the manufacture, besides, they give us the opportunity to create our own candy!

Visiting this fair is an opportunity to learn more about the Day of the Dead holiday in our country, know the tradition and share it.

 

Galería - Feria del alfeñique

Take a closer look to the alfeñique sugar candies with this photos

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Feria del alfeñique

Learn more about this sweet tradition with our audio guide

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