“To be Mexican is to come back from the dead every November 2nd”
This coming week is a wonderful time in Mazatlán, with altars to departed loved ones set up in homes and businesses, “dead bread” (pan de muerto) for sale in the bakeries, and sugar skulls everywhere. Soon we’ll be reading the calaveritas in the newspaper, in homage to (or roasting of) politicians and celebrities.
I thought it a good time to share with you a previous post we did about Day of the Dead festivities in Mazatlán: Day of the Dead in Mazatlan
The callejoneada (parade with the Catrinas past the altars with the donkey-pulled beer kegs) will be Thursday night starting in the Plazuela Machado at 8 pm. RIGHT NOW the Municipal Center for the Arts, Cecilia Sanchez Duarte, Glen Rogers and others are working on cool steamroll prints of Catrinas and other images to be carried in the callejoneada. If you are on Facebook you can check out photos here.
Please be sure to get out and enjoy all our beautiful port has to offer! Day of the Dead is one of our favorite local festivities!
- Posted by Dianne Hofner Saphiere in Culture, Customs and Traditions, Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos
- Tagged: Altar, Catrina, Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos, Día de los Muertos, Halloween, Mazatlan, Mexico, Pan de muerto, Plazuela Machado, Sinaloa
About Dianne Hofner Saphiere
There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face.
I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career.
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Reblogged this on Dead Deco and commented:
The festivities are underway around the globe. Thank you to VidaMaz for this insight into the Mazatlán Day of the Dead.
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