The city of Puerto Peñasco is celebrating the old Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead this October 30th and 31st.  Right along Rodeo Drive (Calle 32).  There will be artistic demonstrations throughout both evenings beginning at 5:00pm.

On both days there will be a competition for the best Day of The Dead Altar.  An altar is an elaborate display to celebrate those family members who have passed on.  The altar usually contains a combination of pagan and religious items as well as photos of the deceased and small portions of their favorite food, drink or clothing.  The offering is any item placed on the altar which represents a gift to the deceased: it could be their favorite food, favorite flowers or a shot of tequila, offerings are the way of showing their love towards deceased relatives.  The altar is an intricate creation with incredible symbolism as each elements carries specific meaning.

There will also be a contest for the best catrina costume.   A catrina is a gracefully dressed skeleton figure; used as a symbol of the Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muertos celebration.  These catrina skeletons normally are displayed wearing an elegant European style hat.

Dia De Los Muertos is one of the most important traditions celebrated throughout Mexico. The tradition centers on celebrating and remembering friends and family who have passed away.

Everyone is invited to come and view these displays symbolizing this important Mexican tradition.