La Paz’s Annual Day of the Dead Festival

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La Paz’s Annual Day of the Dead Festival will take place on Wednesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 2nd at the Teatro de la Ciudad. The Teatro is located on Navarro between Altamirano and Heroes de Independencia. The Festival starts at 6:00 pm or at dusk, on both evenings.

This is an authentic celebration, a genuine community event. If you haven’t yet attended, do it this year. You will not be disappointed. This is TBC’s favorite La Paz festival and it is free for everyone to enjoy!

Day of the Dead in Mexico is on November 1st, also known as All Souls Day. It is believed that the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest at this time. It is a time to pay homage to relatives and friends that have died. And to poke fun at death. And ghosts walk among us.

There will be several ofrendas (alters) on display so plan to have the time to walk around and enjoy each one. Altars can include a variety of symbols and items that are reminders of the deceased, or that were favorites of the honoree of the altar. A portrait of them is generally included as well as their favorite foods, candles, flowers and sugar skulls!

Another important part of the Day of the Dead Festival is the gorgeous Catrinas. There will be a Catrina contest where each Catrina wears a number, and there is voting for the best one. They will walk among you and happily pose for pictures. But they won’t smile.

There will be traditional Mexican food available including tamales and atole as well as live entertainment on the main stage throughout the evening.   It really is one of La Paz’s best festivals

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