By Poncho Davalos
Puerto Vallarta celebrates Day of the Dead.
One of the most popular festivities around Mexico is Day of the Dead. If you don’t know a lot about this Mexican celebration, this is the time to find out.
According the information that exists about the Day of the Dead celebrations, “it can be traced back to a Pre-Columbian past, probably 2,500–3,000 years ago. In the Pre-Hispanic era, skulls were commonly kept as trophies and displayed during the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth. The festival that became the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess known as the “Lady of the Dead”, corresponding to the modern Catrina. In most regions of Mexico, November 1 is to honor children and infants, whereas deceased adults are honored on November 2. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1 mainly as Día de los Inocentes (“Day of the Innocents”) but also as Día de los Angelitos (“Day of the Little Angels”) and November 2 as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos (“Day of the Dead”).”
I remember when I was a child every year at school we made altars and I learned the meaning of the Day of the Dead to be how we remember those who pass away but not by being sad, on the contrary, we celebrate with the music, the food and the drinks that the person who died enjoyed in life. If you want to witness this celebration, you do not have to travel far, as every year Puerto Vallarta has a Day of the Dead festival. This year the festival will be held from October 31st to November 3rd and their goal is to preserve and showcase our Mexican traditions.
Sounds like it will be a fun celebration, for more information feel free to e-mail me.
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Halloween y Dia de los Muertos Events
Sexy All Hallows’ Eve Party and Costume Contest
Blue Chairs Resort by the Sea on October 31st, 8:00-11:30 pm. Co-hosted by local entertainers and drag personalities Beverly Fairfax and Mary Atchi. Live performances and a special guest appearance by International Gay XXX SuperstaEr Jake Cruz. The Dirty Bitches will present a special “Spooktacular” drag show, followed by a costume contest. Prizes, drink specials and more!
Come see the Family Feud – Vallarta Edition on November 2nd from 7pm-11pm, as No Way José kicks off their 5th Season with a Day of the Dead party to benefit the Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter and Corazon de Niña. Tickets are $150 and include welcome drink.
Los Muertos Brewing Company
Join us Sat. Nov 2nd for our first annual Dia De Los Muertos benefit party at Los Muertos Brewing! We’ll have a stage set up in the street with live bands, pizza, craft beer, face painting, and more. Proceeds will go to the Centro De Apoyo a Niños Con Cáncer – let’s party for a cause!
Halloween Costume Party at the Solar Bar! (right next to the Barracuda restaurant) 9pm-2am, Friday, November 1st Costume Contest, Halloween themed cocktails, and plenty of dancing!