During this year’s Day of the Dead festivities, Riviera Nayarit recommends two micro destinations that stand out thanks to their colorful celebrations and customs: Sayulita and Bucerias.
Long live the dead! in Sayulita, a magical town: Sayulita witnessed the creation and consolidation of their ¡Viva los Muertos (Long Live the Dead!) festival, an event focused on spreading the different artistic expressions that come to love between October 31st and November 2nd.
During the celebrations, the streets are full of color and the scent marigold flowers fills the air. Some of the highlights are the Altar contest at the public square, the catrinas, the saw dust carpets, among others.
This festival will conclude at the main square with mariachi, folklore ballet, the altar contest and the bands Turquesa and Sonora Dinamita.
For more info, you can visit their official Facebook page.
Day of the Dead Festival in Bucerias: The celebration begins on November 1st, at 5:30 pm at Refugio del Mar hotel’s restaurant, Lupita’s. The children of Manos de Amor and The Migrant School will be participation in the event.
At 6:30pm begins the Skull Parade, starting at the corner of Benito Juárez and Lazaro Cárdenas, going through Lazaro Cardenas to the main square downtown.
The festivities continue at 7:15pm with live entertainment including the Mariachi Internacional, folklore ballet ‘Tradiciones,’ and singer Cheko Ruiz; closing with the altar and fireworks contests winners.
You can read more over at their Facebook page.
Source: NotiVallarta (Spanish)