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Day of the Dead: It’s To Die For!

It began as a small women’s remembrance in 1990, and has expanded to become one of the most famous and diverse Día de los Muertos events in the country. The All Souls Procession is the highlight of the Day of the Dead celebration in Tucson. Every year, over 35,000 people make the two mile journey through the heart of Tucson, including many U of A students, faculty, and staff.

You’ll find elaborate floats in the parade, unbelievable costumes, and traditional Day of the Dead makeup. From masks to sugar skulls, tequila rituals to dancing in the streets, it’s the ultimate autumn festival. This year, it’s taking place on November 7th and 8th near hotels in downtown Tucson. Visitors who are lucky enough to be in Arizona during this auspicious occasion will find endless opportunities for fun, remembrance, and making memories.

A woman in Halloween costume and skull makeup

A Vacation to Remember

Whether you’re here for business or leisure, indulge yourself. At the BEST WESTERN Royal Sun you’ll find gorgeous landscaping, an exercise room, balconies, and 20 Jacuzzi Suites. Still, you’ll want to head downtown for the Day of the Dead festivals and to immerse yourself in one of Tucson’s richest cultures.

There are events happening throughout the weekend, particularly in Latin American establishments and restaurants. Discover what the Day of the Dead is truly about, and spend a little time remembering the loved ones in your life.

 

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