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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


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Día de Los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta: The complete guide

While Día de los 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 who are dead while the Mexican holiday celebrates those who have passed on. Celebrations for Día de los Muertos start on Oct. 23, but the actual...
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200 Artists will paint 30,000 people with Catrina faces

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...

Day of the Dead overlaps international convention in Puerto Vallarta

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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Twelve symbols of ‘Día De Los Muertos’ you should know this week

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 Food and Traditions of Día de los Muertos

As I remember since I was a child back in Northern Mexico, Día de los 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...

‘Book of Life’ Animated Movie Brings Day of the Dead to US Theaters Friday

“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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Make Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls in Puerto Vallarta

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...

Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico

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...