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Vallarta · Nayarit Invites you to Honor the Day of the Dead

Estefanía Montes
Oct. 30, 2019
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To commemorate the Day of the Dead (one of the most representative traditions of the Mexican culture), Vallarta · Nayarit shows its best face and has prepared a long list of activities to take place from October 31st to November 3rd 2019, where residents and visitors may take part of this celebration full of color, music and folklore.

 

PUERTO VALLARTA

From October 31st to November 3rd 2019 you may enjoy daily cultural activities such as the storytelling “Myths and Legends of the Port” (7:00pm – 8:00pm) and a Kermes (Mexican party) called “La Catrina Mexicana” (6:00pm -10:30pm), both at the Main Square. Besides, you will find different artistic representations such as murals, giant catrinas, and workshops at the main streets near the Malecon.

On November 1st and 2nd visitors and residents may admire over 40 altars that will be available at the Malecon, the Main Square and the patio of the old Municipal Palace. On November 2nd and 3rd guided tours will be offered to the 5 de Diciembre Municipal Cemetery (9:00am – 1:00pm).

 

General Events

 

October 31st 

 

· Official opening of the Day of the Dead Festival 2019 with the live performance of the Children’s Mariachi “Raíz Jalisciense”
6:00pm at the Malecón (in front of the lighthouse)

· Musical performance by Jofesth
7:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Performance Iván Zamora (Pianist)
8:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Performance Karla Yolanda (Singer)
9:00pm at los Arcos del Malecón

 

November 1st

 

· Performance Zoe Morales in the hula-hula hoop and aerial ballet
6:00pm at the Malecón

· Performance Janet with Saxophone
7:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Theater Play “Night of the Alebrijes”, by Georgina Escobar
7:00pm at Art Vallarta (Pilitas 213, Amapas)

· Folkloric Ballet “Tradiciones” Performance
8:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Performance Omar Coronel (singer), the young voice of Juan Gabriel
9:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· “Mictlán”, by the pre Hispanic dance group “Tlalocan”
6:00pm at Isla del Río Cuale

· Tasting of Bread of Dead
6:00pm at Lázaro Cárdenas Park

· Municipal Folkloric Group “Xiutla”
8:00pm at Lázaro Cárdenas Park

· Parade of living Catrines and Catrinas
5:30pm from Hidalgo’s Park to IPEJAL (Cupatitzia, Zona Hotelera, 5 de Diciembre)

 

November 2nd

 

· Street Party held by “Los Muertos Brewing”
2:00pm at Constitución, Emiliano Zapata

· Live mariachi
12:00pm at 5 de Diciembre Municipal Cemetery

· Traditional Parade “La Muerte está Viva”
5:00pm from 5 de Diciembre Municipal Cemetery to Lázaro Cárdenas Park

· Mariachi, dance and theatre by the Selectivo Tec Vallarta
6:30pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Theater Play “Night of the Alebrijes”, by Georgina Escobar
7:00pm at Art Vallarta (Pilitas 213, Amapas)

· “Mictlán”, by the pre Hispanic dance group “Tlalocan”
7:00pm at Isla del Río Cuale

· Musical Performance “Singing to Death”
7:00pm at Lázaro Cárdenas Park

· Folkloric Ballet “Mixcoatl” from Aguascalientes
9:30pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Municipal Folkloric Group “Xiutla”
8:00pm at Lázaro Cárdenas Park

· Children’s Mariachi “Raíz Jalisciense”
9:00pm at Lázaro Cárdenas Park

 

November 3rd

 

· “Salty Paw Jazz Combo” orchestra
6:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Musical Performance by Alu López
7:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Folkloric Ballet “Tradiciones”
8:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Alas · Escuela de Canto, Musical Show
9:00pm at Los Arcos del Malecón

· Performance “Mictlán”, by the pre Hispanic dance group “Tlalocan”
8:00pm – 10:00pm at Lázaro Cárdenas Park

 

 

BUCERÍAS 

Bucerías also steps up to commemorate the Day of the Dead with the next events scheduled for November 1st:

 

· Calaveras Parade
6:30pm starting on the corner of Benito Juárez y Lázaro Cárdenas to Downtown

· International Mariachi
7:15pm at Main Square

· Awards Ceremony for the winners of the Altars Contest
8:15pm at Main Square

· Folkloric Ballet “Tradiciones”
8:30pm at Main Square

· Fireworks
9:00pm at Main Square

· Cheko Ruiz (Singer and music performer)
9:05pm at Main Square

 

 

SAYULITA

From October 31st to November 2nd 2019 the Sayulita Day of the Dead Festival will take place the festival under the motto “Vivan los Muertos”, featuring a decor elusive to the death with altars, catrinas, paper flowers and typical elements of the wixárika Culture (the Eyes of God).

 

General Events

Octubre 31st

 

· “Viva los Muertos 2019” Parade
8:00pm starting at Intercam Banco (Av. Revolución 231)

· Folkloric Ballet “Mahuatzi”
9:00pm at Main Square

· Mermaids Speak
9:30pm at Main Square

· Hilda Montes de Oca Baltazar y Ana Li Zúñiga
10:00pm at Main Square

· San Marqueña Band
10:30pm at Main Square

· “Kumbia Song”
12:30am at Main Square

 

November 1st 

 

· Blessing Mass
5:00pm at Main Square

· Night Walk
11:00pm starting at the main church

· Serenade for our Dead
1:00am at the municipal Cemetery

 

November 2nd 

 

· Parade to the Cemetery with the Virgin of Guadalupe
11:00am starting at the church

· Cultural performances of educational institutions such as Jardín de Niños Bertha Bonglumer, Damián Carmona Elementary School y Revolución Mexicana Junior High School
6:00pm at Main Square

· Alto Alcance y Vicente Pérez
6:40pm at Main Square

· Matty Pérez and Nancy Yulilia / Dr. Vladimir Muñoz Valle
7:00pm at Main Square

· “Luz de Luna”, Folkloric Ballet from San Pancho
7:40pm at Main Square

· Performance of children’s mariachi from Tepic
8:10pm at Main Square

· Performance of a traditional Folkloric Ballet
8:40pm at Main Square

· Award Ceremony for best Altar 2019
9:40pm at Main Square

· Performance“Los Ninis”
10:00pm at Main Square

· Ernesto Mariscal
11:00pm at Main Square

· Turquesa band from San Pancho
11:30pm at Main Square

· La Sonora Dinamita
2:30am at Main Square

Whether you are in Puerto Vallarta, Bucerías or Sayulita, we invite you to live this Mexican tradition declared by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. If you want to take pictures or videos of the activities, it is advised to take a moderate distance from those who visit the cemetery, because it is an intimate and emotional moment for them.

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