Dia de los Muertos

Things to Do in Tucson
#73 Dia De Los Muertos:
The All Souls Procession
Downtown Tucson

All souls procession things to do in Tucson

Tucson is blessed with a rich cultural history that can be seen all throughout the city.  One display of a Tucson cultural tradition is the annual Dia de los Muertos (or All Souls) Procession which takes place the first weekend of November.  The city comes alive with a vibrant parade of color, art, and music in honor of those who have gone to the afterlife.

This cultural tradition began in the heart of Mexico and has inspired people all over the world to celebrate similarly.  People from all ethnicities join to parade through the streets of downtown Tucson.

Although the purpose of the Dia de los Muertos Procession is to memorialize lost loved ones, it is a joyful celebration of their lives instead of dwelling on their deaths.

The Dia de los Muertos Procession is one of the most unique and entertaining things to do in Tucson.  Most people who attend the Procession dress up in colorful costumes and paint their faces like skeletons to reflect the traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos folk art.

I, Tony Ray, bought the little green guy at Pop Cycle over on 4th Ave!

Now in its 21st year of celebration, over 20,000 people attend the Dia de los Muertos Procession in Tucson every year, creating a parade of people two miles long!  This is one of the best things to do in Tucson because of its exposure of Mexican art, traditions, music, and food.  This Procession shows Tucson’s amazing sense of community and appreciation for its cultural history.

Have Fun,

Lucy & Tony Ray Cool

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