Puerto Vallarta’s Day of the Dead Celebrations – Oct 29 to Nov 2, 2015
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is working with the producers of Vallarta Pride to increase its Day of the Dead Celebrations with a five-day cultural festival that will include a series of events and activities intended to make the celebration one of the most colorful of the end of the year and beginning of Puerto Vallarta’s high season.
Held from October 29 to November 2, the Puerto Vallarta Day of the Dead Festival will promote traditional elements of the celebration as well as new artistic angles and interpretations. Traditional installation of altars will be done in hotels, restaurants and public spaces while an interactive altar will be on display at Lazaro Cardenas Park. Organizers will be giving out a passport to the installations for those interested in doing their own tour of the altars.
The festival will also include a film festival, a food tasting and a series of concerts, folkloric ballet and a presentation of a series of photos on the theme of death, as it is viewed by popular Mexican culture.
Organizers will also try to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of La Catrinas in one place, the playful visualization of death was made famous by Jose Guadalupe Posada, and has received notoriety across the US and Canada as of recently.
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