In Puerto Vallarta, the dead will soon walk the Earth – so let the parties begin! Starting on October 29th and continuing through November 2nd, the dearly departed will rise from their graves and join the living in celebrating one of Mexico’s most beloved traditions, El Día de Los Muertos.
At first glance, the Mexican custom of celebrating the Day of the Dead on November 2 may sound a lot like the U.S. custom of celebrating Halloween on October 31. But the customs have different origins. In typical Halloween festivities, death is something to be feared. But on El Día de Los Muertos, death – or at least the memories of those who have died – is something to be celebrated.
From October 29th through November 2nd, you’ll find plenty of frighteningly fun activities for all ages to enjoy. Some of the highlights are: guided tours of the colorful Day of the Dead altars, art and Catrina displays in various public places; best altar, Catrina and costume contests; live music, Pre-Hispanic and Folkloric dance and theater performances; Charro exhibitions, street parties, parades and a spectacular fireworks display. Click HERE to download the full schedule of events.
And, since the ‘fun never dies’ in Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Brewing (Calle Lázaro Cárdenas #302) will host their annual Fiesta en la Calle, street party from 2-10 pm on Saturday, November 4, featuring 5 live bands and a performance by Ballet Vallarta Azteca.