Dia de los Muertos
09 November 2014 | Barra de Navidad
Pat and I took time off from our work on Pacifico to go into Barra with “the group” and enjoy the locals
Dia de los Muertos celebrations on Saturday, November 1. I had no idea, but this is quite an event here. The main street in Barra, the Malicon, is all decked out with small remembrances to and of the departed. Most of the business also participate with very nice tributes to their departed relatives, not all of them obviously, but significant people in their lives; lost husbands and wives, mothers, fathers and sadly a few children. Almost all the restaurants prepare a special “taste” available for purchase at usually $20-25 pesos or about a buck to a buck and a half, very reasonable and very good; a great way to feed the crowd and to advertise their products. There is a street fair atmosphere and many of the participants dress in various costumes that could pass for Halloween in the US. It is a nice tribute to the departed, a carnival that the entire community turned out for and nicely done. Fun and “muy tranquillo”.