Día de Muertos

by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 15:22 (20 days ago)

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?

Día de Muertos

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 15:53 (20 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

When we went down during the Week of the Day of the Dead, really loved how Pacifica decorated the bridge over the stream and the whole area after coming off the bridge. It's been about 4 years since coming down in the fall. Became to hard doing 2 times a year. Now we do 4 weeks Jan & Feb.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 17:24 (20 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Last year there were parades in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for the day of the dead. Also the hotels in Ixtapa as well as the restaurants on Calle Adelita in the Playa Madera neighborhood decorated their store fronts. I haven't heard whether those events will again take place but I suspect so. Here is a video from the parade in Ixtapa that I took last year.

Day of the dead parade from Casa Arcoiris Facebook page

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by Talley Ho @, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 19:20 (20 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

We are not one of the "destination" cities for Dia de los Muertos, like Patzcuaro to name just one. There it's gridlock, hotel reservations are made months, even years in advance, utter chaos. Here it's mostly the traditional celebration with altars commemorating those that we loved who are no longer with us.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 20:43 (20 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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by Curly! ⌂, Great Pacific Northwet, Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:23 (19 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

I absolutely love spending the evening at the zocalo. Much tradition and history to be gleaned.

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Día de Muertos

by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11:28 (19 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Thank you, doesn't appear that it will impact our trip too much.

Día de Muertos

by KinCT @, Thursday, September 27, 2018, 15:55 (19 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Any impact will be a happy one.