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Celebrate a Mexican Halloween with Dia de los Muertos festivities

Celebrating a Mexican Halloween in Rocky Point

October is Rocky Point is warm and sunny. The city is less crowded during the fall than in the summer, which means there will be plenty of space to spread out on the beach. While this weather may not remind you of Halloween, the city will be full of festivities at the end of the month.

Día de los Muertos

In America, October 31st is the night of Halloween and is usually celebrated with costumes, trick-or-treating, and spooky thrills like haunted houses. But during Mexican Halloween time, October 31st is known as the eve of Día de Los Muertos. Día de Los Muertos is a three-day holiday that honors friends and family who have passed away. Many begin the celebrations on the night of October 31st when people gather in the cemeteries, as it is believed that the souls of young children rise from their graves at midnight.

This three-day event is an official Mexican holiday and Rocky Point will be full of families honoring their deceased loved ones with altars decorated with sugar skulls, flowers, photos, candles, the dead’s favorite food, and items to remember and celebrate their life.

Over the course of the three-day celebration, families will visit the graves of their loved ones at the cemetery and throw parties. These parties involve the whole community and family and friends get together to eat, sing songs, play music, and honor their dead relatives with good luck and protection in the afterlife. Many of the shops and restaurants in the area will have altars in their stores, and restaurants will be selling Pan de Muerto, which is traditionally eaten on Day of the Dead.

Mexican Halloween Celebrations

If you are looking for some adult fun to celebrate Mexican Halloween, many of the areas local bars and clubs will be hosting events for Halloween. After a day at the beach, you can head back to your rental home and get dressed up in your best spooky costume to check out some of the area’s best parties. Elixir, Wrecked at the Beach, and Banditos are popular nightclubs, and they often have costume contests, live music, and parties for Halloween.

Visit Rocky Point with FMI Rentals

No matter how you decided to spend your Halloween in Rocky Point, it will surely be a unique experience. If you are planning a vacation to Rocky Point, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. We offer some of the best beachfront properties in the area. For more information on our rentals, please contact us.