La Callejoneada for Day of the Dead

Greg absolutely hates Halloween, but Day of the Dead is his favorite holiday here. Go figure! He loves it even more than Carnavál, and that’s saying a lot. His favorite part of Día de los Muertos festivities is the callejoneada, the parade that winds through the narrow streets of the Centro Histórico. This year I had fun putting together a “scary movie trailer”-type video (above) to commemorate the event. I hope you enjoy it!

I’ve written a few posts about Día de los Muertos here in Mazatlán. This year there were a few things different, of course. One was the gorgeous, colorful katrina costumes in the callejoneada. They were breathtaking! You can see them in the video above. Many of them actually lit up, which was extra cool!

Another new development we noticed is that the print shop just down from us put up a big outdoor walk-through Day of the Dead display, complete with life-size katrina statues and a large altar, all lit at night.

At the bottom is the map of this year’s “official” altars that the Katrina visited last night during the callejoneada in order to accompany the dead to the other world.

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. What's your story?

2 thoughts on “La Callejoneada for Day of the Dead

  1. We were there. Walked the entire route. Was one of the best most memorable experiences we have had. Mazatlán is a wonderful place!

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