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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


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...
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This week Puerto Vallarta, and all of Mexico, begins celebrations for the Day of the Dead celebrations, an honoring of those who have passed. Here are 12 symbols you may see in Puerto Vallarta and around Mexico along with their meaning for this very special holiday. 1) Altar: As stated before, many people make altars...
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The 4th Altar Contest will be celebrated in the Magic Town of Sayulita on November 1st and 2nd in the style of the Surf Capital of the Riviera Nayarit in honor of the Day of the Dead. About 40 different altars will be raised in the villages main square with the participation of all its...
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From October 28 to November 2 Puerto Vallarta celebrates the most representative tradition of Mexico, Day of the Dead, and has prepared a series of activities for you to learn more about this unique celebration which will be held in different venues around the city. Enjoy a delicious Pan de Muerto while walking through art...
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All five city cemeteries are ready to welcome an estimated 16,000 people on November first and second as they come to visit their dearly departed during Day of the Dead, the Puerto Vallarta government reported. The improvements and cleaning of the area cemeteries is a noticeable difference to those who have loved ones buried in...
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By now you probably already know some of the history behind Día de Muertos, the three-day holiday celebrating and honouring those who have passed. While the holiday falls around the time of Halloween, the two days are celebrated differently. Halloween turns death into a horrifying experience, while Día de Muertos celebrates death. One of the...
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“I never saw myself or my family or my friends up on the screen in animation,” Gutierrez said. “I kept waiting for the Latina princess to show up, and she never did.” Gutierrez embarked on a 14-year journey to make “The Book of Life,” out in U.S. theatres on Friday, drawing on Mexican art and...
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Read the information for Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta 2015 Pre-Hispanic religion, life, death, art, sorrow and humor come together in this celebration to commemorate and honor family members and friends who have passed on. In Puerto Vallarta the Cemetery located on 5th of December is the site of traditional Day of the...
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Smaller skulls are placed on the ofrenda on November 1st to represent the children who have deceased. On November 2nd they are replaced by larger, more ornate skulls which represent the adults. These decorative skulls have the name of the deceased on the forehead and are decorated with stripes, dots and swirls of icing to...
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Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica 2014 – Oct. 22-25 Chefs from all over the world will convene for this gastronomical celebration and educational experience with special events like Glamour Night at River Café and the Gourmet Party at De Santos. www.vallartanayaritgastronomica.com Día De Los Muertos – Oct. 31- Nov. 2 Pre-Hispanic religion, life, death, art, sorrow and...
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From charming the Chilean president to making a little girl smile during a visit to a Brazilian orphanage, Prince Harry’s tour of Brazil and Chile in June was an unqualified success. Now Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are to embark on a Latin American tour of their own, only this time, to Mexico...
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In Mexico, the festival of Día de los Muertos embodies the greatest expression of both popular Catholicism and the national cuisine. People construct altars in homes and graveyards throughout the country in order to feed the souls of the dead. Church officials recognize two holy days, November 1 (All Saints’ Day), in commemoration of saints...
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