Day of the Death
Machado Square

Date: November 1st, 2017

Mazatlán’s Day of the Dead “Dia De Los Muertos” Celebration is a two day festival that offers visitors from across the globe the opportunity to experience a unique Mexican cultural experience that has been celebrated for thousands of years. On November 1st and 2nd, the city of Mazatlán is taken over by skeleton masks and orange marigolds to honor the dead through parades, music, performances, and treats.

The celebration of the Day of the Dead is one of the major cultural events of Mazatlan, one able to gather every year thousands of locals and tourists throughout the historic center, and 2016 promises to be very special in the history of this tradition.

Each year, November takes place the traditional Day of the Dead "callejoneada" (parade) that starts from the Machado Square at 19:00 hours and through the main streets of the Historic District with the beat of band music. The public can visit altars of the dead and celebrate with joy accompanied by spectacular catrinas of more than three meters high created by a great creative team.

After touring the historic center, thousands of people can enter free the Municipal Center of Arts and Angela Peralta Theater multiescénico to enjoy an extraordinary show with the participation of 261 artists in 12 scenarios.

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