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Vicente's altar at the hacienda 'Los 3 Potrillos'. Photo: Instagram El Rey
Vicente's altar at the hacienda 'Los 3 Potrillos.' Photo: Instagram- El Rey

Vicente Fernández's family honors him with altar for the Day of the Dead

At his ranch, Los 3 Potrillos, a great tribute to the late ranchera music artist was organized.

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After almost a year since the death of the 'Charro de Huentitán,' Vicente Fernández's family decided to remember him at the ranch where his remains were laid to rest. 

With an altar placed right next to the singer's grave at the entrance of his ranch, his loved ones decorated it with traditional cempasúchil flowers and other symbols that recall Fernandez's musical legacy. 

"I'm still the king" reads one of the phrases read on the offering surrounded by flowers and butterflies, according to a viral video uploaded on TikTok.

"For the gigantic altar made by artisans from Michoacán, 72,000 cempasúchil flowers were used and they worked on it for more than a week with 50 people, designers, sculptors, decorators, florists, painters and carpenters from Tzintzuntzan, Morelia, Quiroga and Pátzcuaro," the family in posts on social media. 

As Rocco Garcini, in charge of the altar, explained to Publimetro, the idea of making the altar came from Vicente's grandchildren, who "decided to place an altar of the dead to their grandfather." 

This design was carried out by artisans who worked with the producers of the movie Coco, and consists of three levels representing the underworld, Earth and heaven. 

"It is inspired by Tzintzuntzan and Santa Fe de la Laguna, which will display a saddle one of Don Vicente's favorites with silver elements, the costume he liked and photographs; they lent us a wax mannequin and each family will bring him something special and place it as an ofrenda," Garcini said. 

The Day of the Dead is one of the most popular celebrations in Mexico, where the memory of the deceased is honored on Nov. 1 and 2 of each year. 

Vicente's family clarified that his family's doors will be open for the artist's fans to visit the large altar free of charge at 'Los 3 potrillos' on Nov. 1 and 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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