Sun sets, and the familiar shops at the Cholla Mall, also known as ‘Rodeo Drive’
close up. The street has been transformed into a living museum of Mexican culture for the Festival Dia de Muertos. Papel picado, colorful paper cutouts, hang on lines above the street lights. Out of the shadows come well dressed gentlemen with top hat and cane, as well as ladies in long black dresses with wide brimmed hats, covered in Marigolds. Catrins and Catrinas, all have the face of a skeleton, painted over with fanciful designs and colors.
On the Day of the Dead, the spirits of loved ones who have passed away are remembered, celebrated, and brought close once more. By creating a Festival, Puerto Penasco hopes to grow the appreciation for this tradition locally, and share it with those who are experiencing it for the first time