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Puerto Vallarta will Celebrate Day of the Dead in a Big Way

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – From October 27 through November 5 Puerto Vallarta will once again be filled with the colors, aromas, and flavors of a purely Mexican tradition as the city hosts its annual ‘Day of the Dead Festival’.

Organized by the municipal government through the Directorate of Tourism and Economic Development, the Vallarta Institute of Culture (IVC) and SEAPAL Vallarta, the festival will be inaugurated on Thursday, October 27 in the Lighthouse area of the Malec贸n, where a pavilion will be installed in which various activities will be carried out. BN Editor’s Note: All activities are scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm.

On that opening day, a saxophonist and Grupo Uno will perform, and the most important thing will be the lighting of the huge catrina with which a Guinness World Record will be set.

On Saturday the 29th, the exhibition ‘Death before your eyes in Puerto Vallarta’ will be inaugurated at the Itinerant Mummies Museum of the Encarnaci贸n de D铆az municipality, at the La Lija Cultural Center.

On Monday the 31st, at the open-air theater of Los Arcos del Malec贸n, the Cuauht茅moc Folkloric Ballet and ‘Alad铆n and the Marvelous Lamp’ from the Adopt a Dancer Social Project will be presented. In addition, the Ixtapa Delegation will hold its altars and living catrinas contests.

On Tuesday, November 1, at the Arcos del Malec贸n amphitheater, there will be more cultural activity with a group of singing students and Latin instrument musicians, while in the Las Palmas Delegation there will be altar and living catrinas contests.

On Wednesday, November 2, there will be a parade with Charros and their horses dressed for the occasion. At the Malec贸n Lighthouse there will be a show about the Historical Evolution of the Day of the Dead and a musical by La Llorona with tenors from Guadalajara. In addition, the official measurement of the 25-meter-high catrina and the delivery of the Guinness Record will be made and, to close the day, the projection of a video mapping and a spectacular pyromusical show.

On Thursday, November 3 at Los Arcos del Malec贸n, the Xiutla Folkloric Ballet, the M铆a Dance Studio show, and a living catrina contest will be presented. On Friday, November 4, on the same stage, a rhythmic gymnastics exhibition and the presentation of “Show Coco”, from the Adopt a Dancer Social Project.

The festival will close on Saturday, November 5 at the Malec贸n Lighthouse, where a musical show will be presented.

From the first day of activities there will be altars in the external corridors of the Municipal Palace, catrinas in palm trees and large skulls and decorations along the Malec贸n.

Likewise, the 16-meter-tall Catrina that was installed on the Malec贸n last year will be placed in the main square of El Pitillal, and there will be another catrina of considerable dimensions in Marina Vallarta.

Source: Vallarta Opina

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