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 expects 46,000 visitors to its five main cemeteries during Día de Los Muertos

According to estimates from the Civil Protection and Fire Department of Puerto Vallarta, during November 1 and 2, up to 46,000 people are expected to...
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Puerto Vallarta’s mayor inaugurates Day of the Dead altars at City Hall

There are 25 altars that evoke the Mexican tradition, keeping the memory of their loved ones or some distinguished character of the city, the state,...
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Mexico celebrates life with Day of the Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — During the Day of the Dead celebrations that take place in late October and early November in Mexico, the living remember...
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Día de Los Muertos kicks off in Puerto Vallarta with the largest Catrina in the world

On Thursday night, Puerto Vallarta kicked off the celebrations for Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with various events that will continue until...
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What you need to make your own traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Altar

In Mexico, November 1 and 2 have become days of party and celebration. It is believed that during these dates, the dead have permission to...
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Puerto Vallarta plans to break the world record for “the largest catrina in the world” this Día de Muertos

Next week, Puerto Vallarta plans to erect the largest catrina in the world, measuring 25 meters, on the Malecon as part of the Day of...
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Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead after pandemic closures

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico returned Sunday to mass commemorations of the Day of the Dead after traditional visits to graveyards were prohibited last year...
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Cemeteries in Puerto Vallarta will be open for Día de Muertos this year with restrictions

During Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead in English, the cemeteries of Puerto Vallarta will be allowed to open this year at 70 percent...
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Make your own Day of the Dead 2021 altar using these essential elements

Day of the Dead 2021 is quickly approaching, a Mexican celebration where it is believed that the souls of the dead return to the world...
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Why is the Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico?

The Day of the Dead 2021 holiday dates back long before the arrival of the Spaniards in Mexico, there are indications of the commemoration, at...
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Puerto Vallarta urges people not to visit the Malecon during Day of the Dead

As part of the prevention measures against Covid-19, the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta calls on citizens to celebrate the tradition of Day of the...
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Thousands enjoyed Day of the Dead Parade in Puerto Vallarta

The streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta were filled with multicolored parties, music and dance, with the traditional “La Muerte está Viva” parade, organized by the...
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