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Día de Muertos

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 20:43 (77 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Just realized that we will be in Ixtapa during Day of the Dead, booked a week later than normal without thinking 10/27 - 11/3. Even though we stay at an AI, (Azul Grand) we usually eat dinner in Zihua most nights. Are there any days that I should avoid going to Zihua for dinner? Also is there anything interesting for us to observe without getting in the way?

If Día de Muertos anything like past years there will be a display of altars along the downtown waterfront and at the main plaza. There will also probably be a procession of Katrinas through the streets winding up at the zócalo. And of course there will be a lot of confused kids dressed in costumes saying "Jalowín" because they know that's how to get some free candy or money especially from the foreigners. Since they are so confused about the cultural event they will do this for three or four days. Locally and throughout Mexico a lot of purists tend to frown on the anglicization of what for us is a very solemn and personal occasion to mourn and remember deceased loved ones. But capitalists will be capitalists. ;-)

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