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Vallarta Celebrates The Day of the Dead Oct 29-Nov 2

October 11, 2016

Set to take place Oct 29-Nov 2, this year's Dia de Los Muertos Festival in Puerto Vallarta promise to be frightfully fun with many 'spooktacular' events being held throughout the city. (Photo: Josef Kandoll)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - In Puerto Vallarta, the dead will soon walk the Earth - so let the parties begin! Starting October 29th and continuing through November 2nd, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate one of Mexico's most beloved traditions, El Día de Los Muertos, which honors and remembers loved ones who have died.

Throughout Mexico, Día de Los Muertos festivities begin on the night of October 31 and continue through November 2. But if you happen to be in Puerto Vallarta this year, you will enjoy a five day Spooktacular that includes art, theater, music, food, parades and more!

As the holiday coincides with the XII International Congress of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World, the Municipal Tourism Promotion Department started planning Vallarta's 2016 Día de Los Muertos Festival in late July.

With the goal of offering our visitors a unique way to experience the country's culture, history and people, this year's celebrations will run from October 29 through November 2 and will combine traditional Día de Los Muertos customs and beliefs with new artistic angles and interpretations.

Some of the highlights are: the colorful Day of the Dead altars and Catrina displays in various public places; parades, music, dance and theater performances; street parties, costume contests, and having your photo taken in an interactive Catrín y Catrina picture frame. Click HERE to download the full Day of the Dead Festival schedule of events.

Unlike Halloween, when death is something to be feared, on El Día de Los Muertos death - or at least the memories of those who have died - is something to be celebrated. Come join in the fun!

For all the latest information about Vallarta's five-day Día de Los Muertos cultural festival, follow the event page on Facebook.