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Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta

La Catrina Puerto Vallarta SGiven the broad spectrum of activities surrounding Day of the Dead, it seems ironic that a celebration about death brings so much life to our city, with events for visitors and locals alike where tradition, music, gastronomy, dance, art and folklore take center stage.

Most Day of the Dead festivities take place in Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro, with activities scheduled to begin October 29 and continue until November 2. During those days, you will be able to enjoy live performances and other attractions that will allow you to experience this age-old Mexican tradition. Neighborhood streets are dressed with special decorations that include catrinaspapel picado (perforated paper), and Day of the Dead altars, which is why we strongly recommend you take the time to explore the area.

During the entire celebration, Parque Hidalgo (one block from the Malecón’s north end) becomes the stage for folkloric dance performances, traditional music, plays and death-related storytelling. Parque Lázaro Cárdenas (in colonia Emiliano Zapata) and Puerto Vallarta’s main plaza are other venues where a variety of events are scheduled, along with the display of special altars commemorating important personalities. The Municipal Market (next to the Río Cuale bridge on Insurgentes street) is a must-visit spot for those looking to purchase traditional Day of the Day bread and other edibles.

Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón is another important venue, with a not-to-be-missed catrina parade that starts at Hotel Rosita and continues all the way to Los Muertos Pier.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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