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.
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.
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.
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!
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.