Day of the Dead is a custom of Mexico in Spanish “Día de Muertos,” which for many decades now has been observed in other areas of Latin America as well as outside Latin America, like Los Angeles and California. It has been commemorated in the last three years. Death was regarded as a new life for the indigenous Mexican people so that their deceased was buried with several of their belongings, what they needed in their new existence. The Day of the Dead is a particularly significant ceremony, celebrating on Nov 1 and 2 every year. The day is the time when people who’ve already left mourn the living.

You will be able to explore Puerto Vallarta while staying at Punta Mita Villas. Puerto Vallarta is regarded as a wonderful place for family holidays, honeymoons, and even professional visits. Thanks to its 120-mile length of the shore, gorgeous beach sceneries, and rich environment. However, if you want to see a new aspect of Puerto Vallarta than its gorgeous scenery, you can go during the first few days of November to take part in the Day of the Dead celebrations.

The children who have died away are mourned on November 1st, commonly known as “Da de Los Angelitos,” whereas the adults are mourned on November 2nd. For those who commemorate this festival, both days are equally meaningful. The Day of the Dead is a mash-up of Aztec rites and Catholicism introduced by Spaniards, that explains why these two days correspond with the Roman Catholic All Saints’ Day (1st of November) and Then all Souls’ Day (2nd of November). These are all the moments where art, faith, love, mortality, grief, and laughter collide in a riot of colour, emotions, and melodies.

The majority of non-Mexicans believe the Day of the Dead is the day of sorrow, grief, and some other dreadful emotions. This is not; the Day of Dead is a lovely tradition that is carried out joyfully and tenderly to commemorate all of our loved friends and relatives who have passed away via celebrations and exuberant festivities. Because it is believed that sorrow or grief would be offensive to the dead, the Day of the Dead commemorates their lives with eating, drinking, gatherings, and activities that they loved while alive. The deceased is indeed a member of the group on Day of the Dead, having been reawakened from their everlasting sleep to join the celebration with their dear ones.

The cultivation of the cempasuchitl,  flower, also referred to as the beauty of the 20 petals of the flower of the grave, kicks off the festive arrangements in the third week of October. Because the hue yellow is similar to the sun and signifies life and the future, it is the authorized flower used to memorialise the deceased. It’s found in both cathedrals and cemeteries.

You already know! If you’re planning a trip to Punta Mita luxury villas in October, make sure you come on such days to see such a side of Mexico you’ve never seen before!