Around October 31st until November 3rd come and discover the multiple cultural and artistic activities that Puerto Vallarta has prepared for you to enjoy the traditional Day of the Dead Festival. Be a part of the excellent folkloric atmosphere, full of music, flavors and colors of the altars and offerings exhibitions throughout the downtown.
Visiting Puerto Vallarta near the end of October as they lead up to Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in November, is quite different from our Halloween traditions in North America. Unlike Halloween, when death is something to be feared, in Puerto Vallarta, it is something to be celebrated, honoring the dead. The basic belief is that the human soul doesn’t die, so when one passes, their soul can travel to and from this world and the afterlife to visit.
It is a week-long celebration with art shows, parades, and dances along with other festivities where art, religion, life, death, sadness, and humor all come together. It is topped off with “La Caravana de la Muerte” Parade at the end of the week followed by a big party and fireworks.
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