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Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos in Spanish, is a full week of celebrations honoring loved ones who have passed. Unlike other North American cultures, Mexico finds joy and celebration in death. While Day of the Dead celebrations also cross over Halloween in the United States, the two holidays are very different.

Here you will find news and information on PVDN for Day of the Dead celebrations in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Don’t miss our Complete Guide to Día de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta, updated each year for current celebration information.

Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


NASA detected the asteroid for the first time in 2015, when it passed less than 500,000 kilometers from Earth. Since then, they have referred to this space rock as a dead comet that, “appropriately, looks a lot like a skull “. “It has two depressions that could be interpreted as eyes,” explains Ruediger Jehn of the...
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Velas Resorts in Mexico are celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), considered to be one of the most representative holidays of Mexican culture, with ofrendas, traditional recipes, tasting menus, special décor and more. The resorts in Puerto Vallarta and  Riviera Nayarit, will each create a bright and colorful Altar de Muerto (altar...
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As I remember since I was a child back in Northern Mexico, Día de Muertos, has always been a day of celebration. In each home, relatives came from far away to spend one night and one day honoring their “difuntos” (dead loved ones). Everywhere I turned, I remember seeing people carrying flowers, candles and food,...
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Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is considered the most representative traditions of Mexican culture and is from the Aztec culture that was popularized in much of Latin America. In 2008 Unesco declared Día de Muertos as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of Mexico. In Brazil, there is a similar celebration known...
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Day of the Dead Parade Mexico City, three years stunning the world
Catrinas are associated iwth Mexico’s Day of the Dead. (PHOTO: garuyo.com) For the third year in a row, a Day of the Dead Parade will be held in Mexico City in which monumental skulls, floats and catrinas will be touring Paseo de la Reforma from the Estela de Luz to the Zócalo. The inspiration for...
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The Oscar-winning animated film “Coco” from Disney and Pixar will return to Mexican theaters on October 26 to celebrate one of the most emblematic Mexican traditions, the Day of the Dead. Entertainment companies such as Cinépolis and Cinemex announced on social networks that they will include the film directed by Lee Unkrich on their billboard...
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Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday, which translates to “Day of the Dead,” that is celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to remember those who have died. While Día de Muertos is often confused with Halloween, the day is actually different from the U.S. holiday all together as Halloween creates fear of death and those...
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Pixar films have never been shy about death. The “Toy Story” films are, in part, about mortality. The poetic highlight of “Up” is a wordless sequence of a spouse’s passing. The Earth, itself, was left for dead in “Wall-E.” But Pixar plunges fully into the afterlife in “Coco,” a brightly colored fable surrounding the Mexican...
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With the traditional and spectacular parade “La muerte está viva” (Death is alive), concluded on Thursday the 8th Festival of the Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta. Approximately at five o’clock in the afternoon the long and colorful procession began in the cemetery of 5 de Diciembre, integrated by numerous educational establishments, restaurants, hotels,...
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As a ritual that summons the memory, the offerings that are placed on the Day of the Dead represent a way to share with the deceased the bread, salt, fruits, culinary delicacies, water and if they were adults, the wine . The National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI) says that they are...
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The government of Puerto Vallarta, through the direction of Citizen Safety, announced safety operations to be implemented during the Day of the Dead celebrations in the different cemeteries of the municipality. The operation will focus on providing protection to visitors at the entrances and exits of the pantheons 5 de December, Ramblases, El Progreso and...
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Day of Dead parade honors Mexican quake victims, rescuers
A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade, which this year honored the 228 capital residents killed by a Sept. 19 earthquake. “Thank you, rescuers!” belted out Guadalupe Perez, 56, as...
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Around 30,000 people will participate in a procession of Catrinas organized by Mega Body Paint, a civil organization that seeks to rescue Mexican traditions and the promotion of the cultural roots through the unique event. The president of Mega Body Paint Mexico, Jessica Esquivias, explained that on October 22, around 200 artists will begin the...
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Intent on preserving traditions, Sayulita is preparing to celebrate its 5th Day of the Dead Festival starting October 31 through November 2, 2016. The invitation is open to all—this will be the largest festival of its kind in the Riviera Nayarit. “This year we’re exceeding expectations thanks to all the townspeople who have completely lent...
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Day of the Dead is one of the most iconic Mexican traditions because of the whole ritual around this date. There are different events in Puerto Vallarta, showing locals and visitors the mysticism behind this celebration. We’ll be waiting for you. Don’t miss one of the most iconic traditions of Mexico, in Puerto Vallarta. From...
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