Puerto Vallarta will celebrate the Day of the Dead with music, culture, dance, gastronomy, and color, from October 29 to November 3.
For Mexico, the Day of the Dead represents one of its most important festivities of the year, in 2018 it was declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
As part of the festivities that will take place in the Arches of the Malecon, there will be musical concerts, film exhibitions, ballet shows, calaveritas and catrinas competitions, among other activities.
In the Lázaro Cárdenas park the Mexican Fiesta “ La Muerte viviente ” will be exhibited, in addition to the gastronomic area where pan de muertos will be sampled.
Along the Malecon and in front of the Municipal Presidency, more than 40 altars will be exhibited on November 1 and 2. While the Pantheon of Cinco de Diciembre will feature guided tours, open to everyone.
In the traditional “Maleconeada” the main theme of this year will be “La Muerte Charra” and a Mexican kermes that will show the folk dances of the invited states.
The parade with hundreds of people in disguise is scheduled for November 2 from the Pantheon of Cinco de Diciembre to the Lázaro Cárdenas Park with mariachi and dance.
For the tourism sector, 60 catrinas will be presented with measures up to 5 meters high. The show consists of adopting a palm tree along the Malecon and placing, either a catrín or catrina, adorning the heart of Puerto Vallarta.