• ‘Day of the Dead’ Celebration in Puerto Vallarta

    The Day of the Dead in Mexico is celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2018. It is a Mexican festival of pre-Hispanic origin that honors the deceased. On this date the families usually clean and decorate the tombs with colorful wreaths of roses, sunflowers, and mainly of Cempasúchil. The Cempasúchil, known as the flower of the hundred petals, is believed to attract and guide the souls of the dead. In addition,

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    Mexico welcomes departed souls that come back to earth, at Day of the Dead celebrations. This occurs every year on November 1 and 2nd. People gather at their homes and cemeteries to remember their departed friends and relatives. Many Americans have seen Skeletons when reading about this celebration, and automatically think it is Mexico's version of Halloween, but it is not. The celebration is
  • Yelapa Village Near Puerto Vallarta

    Yelapa, a virtually unknown village close to Puerto Vallarta

    For years, the tiny fishing village of Yelapa was the refuge of Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper, and other cosmic caballero types who gathered in search of lonely beaches, cheap tequila, and readily available hallucinogens. Only fairly recently have more mainstream travelers begun looking to the 2,000-person town as a quiet antidote to the condo complexes and American chain stores closing in on
  • Day of the Dead Celebration in Puero Vallarto

    ‘Day of the Dead’ Celebration in Puerto Vallarta

    The Day of the Dead in Mexico is celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2018. It is a Mexican festival of pre-Hispanic origin that honors the deceased. On this date the families usually clean and decorate the tombs with colorful wreaths of roses, sunflowers, and mainly of Cempasúchil. The Cempasúchil, known as the flower of the hundred petals, is believed to attract and guide the souls of the

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