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Day of the Death in Rocky Point Mexico 2022

Day of the Death in Rocky Point Mexico 2022

Day of the Death may sound like a somber or sad Holiday, but in Rocky Point and all of Mexico is more of a party to celebrate the life of those who have passed away.

These festivities are celebrated on November 2nd in every Cemetery in Mexico, that’s the main day. But everything starts on October 30th when families gather in cemeteries to clean the graves and prepare the shrines. November 1st is called All Saint Day and is the day when people pay respects to the children of their life that left too soon.

Day of the Death in Rocky Point 2022

This year there is going to be a Celebration on Cholla Bay Mall also Called Rodeo Drive with Catrinas, altars, and shrines to the Dead.

Day of the Dead celebrations starts on Rodeo Drive with alters being built in front of the stores on Rodeo Drive at 5 pm on the 28th and 29th of October. Many shops will be serving up food and drinks from the region they are from in Mexico. On Friday the 29th they will hold a parade and also a contest for the best-dressed Catrinas. Be prepared for one of the ultimate beautiful Mexican festivities in Puerto Peñasco.

Day of the Death Rocky Point
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Altars and Catrinas 2022

The Honorable XXIV City Council of Puerto Peñasco invites to celebrate the eighth Festival “Day of the Dead – Altars and Catrinas 2022”, during the 28th and 29th of October in Calle 32 of the Colonia Obrera (Camino Viejo a la Choya). Altar contest and Catrinas characterization contest.

Friday, October 28

*Display of Altars starting at 5:00 p.m.
*Main stage at the end of the street with arts events from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Saturday, October 29

*Display of Altars starting at 5:00 p.m.
*Main stage at the end of the street with arts events from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
*Catrinas procession at 7:30 pm.
*Catrinas pageant at 8:00pm.
*Awarding at 9:00pm

Along 32nd Street there will be a craft exhibition and locals will offer drinks and meals typical of their region of origin.

Altars consist of Food, Beverages that the family member that passed away used to like. Day of the Dead is a very colorful holiday with Flowers on every altar and shrine. Also, people eat was is called “Pan de Muerto” (Dead Bread) with sugar sprinkled on top. Another popular items are Skull Candy they are usually made of sugar, people give it to kids when they ask for my “Calaverita” is equivalent to going “trick or treating” on Halloween, even tho little kids have adopted this Celebration and often go to Houses and RV’s asking for “Tricky Tricky“.

In 2008 the tradition of “Día de Los Muertos” was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

To learn more about this, please visit our blog post and check how was this lovely Mexican tradition in 2021: Day of the Dead blog post by Beverly Arrowood

Day of the Dead Rocky Point
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