Puerto Vallarta tourism is taking aim at promotions through sharing its Mexican traditions, and Day of the Dead is offering a prime opportunity this year as the city hosts the XII Congress of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World.
International Congress of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World will be attended by delegations from 28 countries and 40 bays.
“The aim is to work on the project Day of the Dead Festival, to be held from October 29 to November 2, which we intend to be an anchor for the promotion of Puerto Vallarta because it reflects many of the traditions Mexican and international tourists like to come here and enjoy,” said the head of Public Works of the Municipal Tourism, Eduardo García Joya.
This year’s Day of the Dead festivities will be held in 17 public spaces around the city: 5 de Diciembre, Avenida México, Parque Hidalgo, Malecón, Plaza de Armas, Parque Aquiles Serdán, Los Andadores de Iturbide, Mina and Aldama, Isla Río Cuale, Mercado del Cuale, Parque Lázaro Cárdenas, Calles Insurgentes, Basilio Badillo, Olas Altas, Francisca Rodríguez and Púlpito.
“These spaces will be dressed, decorated with colorful Day of the Dead flowers, altars, giving content with cultural activities, music, movies, plays, interactive games, and talks about the tradition so that people can learn about its significance in Mexico, respect and irony of death, because as Mexicans sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh in the face of death,” said the official.
This year’s festival will allow Puerto Vallarta to share this tradition with 28 countries attending the International Congress.