Day of the Dead 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 a way.
This festivities are celebrated November 2nd in every Cemetery in Mexico, that’s the main day. But everything starts on October 30th where families gather on cemeteries to clean the graves and prepare the shrines. November 1st is called All Saint Days is the day were people pay respects to the children on their life that left too soon.
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 mi “Calaverita” is equivalent to go “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 was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
This year there is going to be a Celebration on Cholla Bay Mall also Called Rodeo Drive with Catrinas, altares and shrines to Dead
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