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Welcome to October and to the weather that we've all been waiting for. October is always one of the favorite months of the year in Rocky Point in terms of comfortable weather. The nights are cool and the days are warm. The Ocean is still a comfortable temperature for swimming, snorkeling, or water sports. Air conditions are being turned off and windows are opening again, letting in the wonderful sound of waves on sand that lulls even the biggest insomniacs to a comfortable sleep. Our friends who had gone North to cooler climates for the Summer return to town. Yes, October is probably my favorite month.

It does seem that the weather broke a little early this year, but I haven't heard anyone complaining. Over a week ago, the mornings began to feel a little more fresh, crisp, and even a bit chilly at times. The humidity has gone down tremendously and it is actually "comfortable" to lounge outside in the sun again. This is the time to enjoy the beaches, and the ocean, and it should hang around  until around December before it starts getting a bit "chilly" and the jackets come out of storage. Whatever the season and whatever the weather, Rocky Point is always a wonderful place to be, but, October is just one fine month and it's now time to enjoy it.

Of course, there are no shortages of outdoor activities to go along with the great weather. Even if you don't want to golf, race a soap box go cart, or run a beach obstacle course this month, just gathering clams or sitting on the beach should be much more comfortable than it has been over the past couple months. 

Shrimp season is well under way too and those delicious fresh blue shrimp should be flowing into the hands of vendors as you read this. There are many places to find fresh shrimp, most of them being on the Malecon (aka; fish market), but my favorite has always been a company called Seafood Products. They sell fresh-frozen, 2 kilo blocks of shrimp of separated by size. The weights are always accurate, the prices are set and clearly marked, and they are very competitive and easy to work with. They have many other types of fresh-caught seafood delicacies as well and all are priced right and the quality and freshness is consistent. You can find their big blue storefront on Sinaloa Street, just off of the main blvd, kind of across the street from the Burger King to the East.

We've had a busy Summer and we are expecting a busy Fall as well. Tourism is up again this year and it has been going up by a substantial amount every year in our recent past. Businesses are making money and new ones are opening frequently. Construction is happening everywhere you look and I have found that it's getting harder to find available workers on short notice because they all seem to have ongoing projects. The peso exchange rate continues to offer great bargains to those who exchange dollars for pesos to spend during their stay. This especially applies to the more "local" establishments, as many businesses catering to tourists set their prices based on dollars instead of pesos.

Finally, we will be starting our Annual Food Drive shortly. I usually like to announce it in the November newsletter but thought that I would start a bit earlier this year so that you have even more time to help us gather as much non-perishable food as possible to be donated just after the New Year. We will officially start on November 1st, but we're happy to accept any donations earlier. Just drop them off at any of our 4 onsite sales offices.  

Enjoy this beautiful month, come to Rocky Point if you can, and if you need anything don't hesitate to ask. Let me put my experience and expertise to work for you, and re member, as always, I've been here full-time for 12 years and I am more than happy to help you with whatever you need, whether Sonoran Resorts related or not.
Just give me a call or send me an email any time and I will do my very best to help you. If I can't help you myself, I'm sure that I can point you in the right direction and help find you someone who can. 
 Please check out some of our condos for sale along the right column.
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Phoenix Association of Realtors MLS
Prescott Association of Realtors MLS
Northern Arizona Association of Realtors MLS
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Sonoran Resorts Las Vegas Night Donations Continue


Last month, we were able to deliver two more donations from the proceeds collected at our Las Vegas Night for Charity event, held every July. The photo above is donation to the Puerto Penasco Dialysis Center. This was made possible with the help of the Puerto Penasco Rotary Club, who helped to sell several tickets to the event. 

We were given a tour of the very modern facility, where they have the capacity to perform dialysis on three patients simultaneously. There are two regular dialysis "stations" and one which is isolated and can be used for special cases and emergencies. This facility is not government funded and relies heavily on donations. If you or someone you know has been affected by kidney disease, you know very well how important it is to keep this facility running. Let me know if you would like to help them directly in any way and I will put you in touch with the right person. 

Mark and Barb Olszewski (unfortunately Mark was unavailable for the photo) started Adopt-A-Classroom over a decade ago and they have been helping local kids with every aspect of staying in school ever since.

This very worthy cause can always use some extra help. Next time you're shopping, please consider picking up a few packs of pencils or notebooks. The school kids always need things like rulers, erasers, glue sticks, folders, etc. Feel free to drop your items at any of our Sonoran Resorts sales office and we'll be sure that it gets to Mark and Barb so that they can distribute everything to those who need it. Or, just send Barb an email directly and let her know what you can do to help. Here is her email address: rpbarbo@gmail.com  

The donation for Adopt-A-Classroom helped to provide backpacks and school uniforms for many of the students here in Puerto Penasco who would otherwise be unable to buy them. School uniforms are required and they are normally not provided by the schools so there are instances where, as unbelievable as it seems to most in the USA, there are students who can not attend classes because they do not have the uniform required. 

For anyone who's keeping track, we still have one donation to go but it has not been coordinated as of yet. After all donations, ticket sales, and additional chips and raffle ticket sales at the event, our total donation came very close to $7,000 dollars. For anyone who has been keeping track, here's the breakdown so far: 

$3,500 DIF School Scholorship Fund
$1,000 Penasco Dialysis Center
$700 Steps of Love 
$700 Adopt-A-Classroom 

Stay tuned for next month's newsletter, at which time I hope to have all the information on the final donation to share with you. 

Finally, and even if I sound like a broken record, I want to send a huge thank you to all who donate their time, energy and resources to continue to make the event possible and also to everyone who attends the event and supports our efforts to give something back to the community that has been so good to us for so many years. 
Heavy Rain Floods Penasco Streets

Rocky Point is very well protected from Hurricanes because of the location to the North of the Sea of Cortez and because any storms coming across Baja must pass the mountains there before heading this way. Sometimes a storm will thread the needle and come up the sea between Baja and the mainland, but the odds of a direct hit all the way up in Puerto Penasco are very low. That was the case with Hurricane Lorena, which followed the Sea of Cortez northward between the two coastlines until it landed between Guaymas and Kino Bay. The only affect in Rocky Point was a very large amount of rain a couple days after the hurricane disapated.
In normal years, Rocky Point receives around 25 millimeters of rain per year - per year. When this storm came through, it dumped about 33 millimeters of rain in the course of a couple hours. Needless to say, there was some flooding, a few power outages, and it became more difficult to drive in some areas.
Since that time, the City along with OOMAPAS, the Municipal Water and Sewer operator, have been in cleanup mode. The Red Cross and the Navy (SEMAR) were available to assist anyone needing help during and after the storm as well.
Levels of standing water had reached up to 80 centimeters on 13th Street, which is always prone to flooding during heavy rains. There were many other areas of town which were flooded and impassable by traffic. And, just as happens everywhere, there are those people who think that they can plow through the water and end up stranded in the middle requiring help to get them out.
The City and OOMAPAS working with 4 backhoes, 2 tank trucks, 1 dump truck and a pump with the capacity of moving 10,000 liters of water were able to move 130 liters of water per second from the flooded areas. At this point, there are a few areas with standing water but most of the city is now back to normal. At this time, it is important for all homeowners to remove any standing water from their properties to help prevent mosquitoes from hatching.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages Offers Free Air and Hotel for Holiday Sailings from Rocky Point

Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) is making the December holidays even sweeter with free air, free hotel, and free transportation to port offers that cruisers simply won't want to miss. On its Treasures of the Sea of Cortez Christmas Cruise, December 18-29, 2019, and its New Year Cruise, December 29, 2019, to January 9, 2020, CMV is offering free roundtrip air travel to Phoenix from Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Montana's Bozeman, plus deluxe motorcoach transportation from Phoenix to Puerto Penasco where Treasures of the Sea of Cortez cruises depart. The deal is valid for all new bookings made by October 15, 2019.

CMV's Holiday Sailings Deal Includes:
-Treasures of the Sea of Cortez cruise program and accommodations category selected
-Free roundtrip air travel to Phoenix from Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Montana's Bozeman
-Free one-night stay at Crown Plaza Phoenix
-Free roundtrip deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach transportation to the cruise port in Rocky Point from Phoenix
-All shipboard gratuities
-Immersive and enriching lecture series throughout the cruise
-House beer and wine included with lunches and dinner onboard
For Arizona market: CMV is offering free deluxe motorcoach transportation from Phoenix or Tucson to Mexico's beautiful Penasco, and a free night's stay pre-cruise at the seaside Penasco del Sol Hotel.
The new cruise offers travelers an authentic and memorable way to explore the splendid Sea of Cortez with the introduction of its new 12-day soft expedition cruise program that is part of CMV's new "Voyages of Exploration" collection.
CMV's new Treasures of the Sea of Cortez welcomes travelers to experience an unparalleled ecosystem and breathtaking nature infused with the incredible Mexican cultural essence.
Guests will embark in the beautiful seaside town of Puerto Peñasco also known as "Rocky Point" and sail along to Topolobampo, gateway to the Sierra Madre mountain range and Copper Canyon, a series of canyons larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon.
Next, they can take some time to play on the coastal boardwalk of Mazatlan, and then relax and rejuvenate alongside the glitterati in the trendy resort town of Cabo San Lucas. From there the cruise heads on to the pristine beach town of La Paz, visited by Hernan Cortez back in 1535.
Later, adventurers can enjoy time in Bahia Loreto, a destination brimming with active waterborne fun, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and diving. The cruise takes guests next to Santa Rosalia, a popular whale-watching haven, and then on to the Guaymas with its stunning beaches, desert, and mountains. Rounding out this outstanding soft expedition, the cruise sails back to Puerto Penasco.
This unique voyage will be performed by the acclaimed Astoria vessel with her handsome profile and a traditional walk around the promenade deck. The Portuguese-registered Astoria is a classic beautifully restored oceangoing cruise ship carrying just 550 guests and offers a wide selection of very well appointed and comfortable public lounges and cabin accommodation spanning eight passenger decks.
The deal is available for departures on select dates in December 2019 rates starting at $1,599 per person. This flash sale deal is valid on new bookings made by October 15, 2019.

Pre-Clearing Shipments to Mexico Could Eliminate Long Delivery Delays

Online shoppers in Mexico could see big improvement in shipping times
A new customs pre-clearing system at a suburban Phoenix, Arizona, airport is expected to reduce international shipping times to Mexico.
The SkyBridge Arizona project will bring Mexican customs officials to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, where they will pre-clear packages, allowing them to be delivered directly to recipients in Mexico.
Officials say the system will prevent long waits faced by online shoppers in Mexico as items clear customs.  
Bill Jabjiniak, director of economic development for the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, told the border issues newspaper Border Report that the system will streamline air shipping between the United States and Mexico and make Gateway Airport an even more important hub.
"This includes companies like Amazon and Ebay but also companies and manufacturers that are looking to do business in Mexico," he said. "It'll fast-track shipments to their final destinations and create a secure delivery system because customs will be tracking those packages."
Work will begin on SkyBridge Arizona in October. According to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the 350-acre project will cost US $230 million, and will include two million square feet of warehouse space and one million square feet of offices. Mesa officials say the project will create as many as 17,000 jobs.
Jabjiniak said that SkyBridge is projected to control 5% of the southwest's exports to Mexico by 2025, while Governor Ducey said that cargo flights out of Gateway Airport will number 10,000 a year by 2036.
SkyBridge is centered on an expansion of Unified Cargo Processing, a collaborative program between U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Mexico's federal tax authority (SAT) which brings SAT officials to the United States to pre-clear shipments to Mexico. The first Unified Cargo Processing pilot program started in 2016 in Nogales, Arizona.

La Roca Hotel: Iconic Spot in Puerto Peñasco

Located in the heart of the port, with rooms that store many stories and legends of early 20th century gangsters, Hotel la Roca is the oldest place to stay in Puerto Peñasco.
Built in 1927 by John Stone, today the main attraction of this site is that it was presumably where American gangster Al Capone stayed in 1929, when prohibition was in effect in the U.S. The hotel had actually been built as a place for gambling and guests would arrive by plane.
The Hotel la Roca was built entirely in a mirror structure, with a large game room in front and ten rooms down a long corridor in a "shotgun" distribution to see who entered and left the hotel. According to legend, Al Capone stayed in room 10 on his visits because he had two exits he could use to flee if necessary.
In the 1930s, the hotel was visited by people from the United States for game nights and boat rides, which was a pretext for storing alcohol barrels from Guaymas that then crossed into Arizona through tunnels built in Sonoyta.

The Peñasco hotel, which was its name initially, was closed and burned down in 1933 when the so-called dry law ended. It later passed into the hands of Benjamin Bustamante who rebuilt it to continue using it as a hotel, though it also served as a post office at one time and as a small school for the city's early residents.
It wasn't until 1998 that Mr. Jorge Seldner took over the hotel, renovating it so it could reopen in 2000, maintaining the stone construction and the large hall that now serves as a living room.
Currently, Hotel La Roca offers sixteen rooms with comforts that retain the originality of its walls, some furniture of the time, old photographs, a display case with invaluable pieces, and above all the nostalgia and history of the location.
Guests who come looking for the place given its history and through recommendations principally come from the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy and France.
This iconic hotel, located right at the descent into the Old Port, might be a spot you'd like to visit and stay if you're looking for a cozy space with lots of history and legends covering its walls, as well as low rates.

Mayor Presents Awards to Public Safety and Tourist Assistance Unit Officers

Ongoing training for Municipal Public Security and Tourist Assistance Unit Officers has been a priority for the municipal government, and the result has been to make and keep Puerto Penasco as one of the safest tourist destinations in Sonora and, in fact, all of Mexico.
The latest round of training courses were in defense, disarmament, arrest tactics, weapons and firearms, self protection and reaction to threats, safety and detention from a vehicle, weapons competency and accuracy, coordination and logistics, as well as other important topics. In addition the officers were trained and updated in CPR, bleeding control, and first aid.
Physical conditioning is also a major part of law enforcement and the officers were given instructions and training on different exercises and movements meant to increase strength and health. Since Puerto Penasco is frequented by many English speakers, there are also ongoing English language courses given to the public safety officials.
Accompanied by Captain Raúl Quintero Barrón, Commissioner of Municipal Public Security, Osvaldo Haros, deputy director of Public Security, Carlos Bravo Ramírez, director of the Tourist Assistance Unit, Sergio Camacho, president of the International Association in Special Tactics and police instructor of the City of Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Kiko Munro stressed that Puerto Peñasco has prioritized ongoing training of the public safety personnel in order to always provide the safety and security for residents and visitors.

There were a total of 37 awards presented to the public safety and Tourist Assistance officers in recognition of their participation and completion of the series of courses.

Mayor Kiko Munro commented that the efforts of the municipal government continue to give results through the implementation of the Peñasco Seguro Security Plan, which has been in place from 2015 to the current time, and he promised to continue to improve the public safety sector personnel by training them, equipping them, and providing the tools needed in order to carry out their arduous work in serving and protecting Puerto Penasco.
Potpourri - Short Shorts of All Sorts!
Sometimes so much is going on in our little slice of paradise by the sea that we can't address the many short subjects with proper attention. To handle the hodgepodge of dangling subject matter, we invented the Potpourri Page. Here are a few "short shorts" to keep you up to date.

Mermaid's Market Returns for 2019/2020 Season

If you happen to be in town on a weekend of the Mermaid Market, plan to attend. It is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine, pick up a freshly made Bloody Mary and walk around the park to enjoy and purchase items made by local artists and crafters. Lovely jewelry, clothing, knickknacks, delicious chocolates from " chocolate lady" , and beautiful photography are just a few of the great items. Fun place to meet up with friends and catch up. Also, with so many locals there, you can always find out the happenings around town. We've always been able to pick up unique gifts for friends back home. Parking is easy and shopping is stress free. Its perfect!

Blanco & Negro - Black and White Ball 2019

It's that time of year again when the locals and the visitors all get together, don their black and white formal attire, and attend a super fun night of food, music, and dancing to support a very good cause. This event is a long standing tradition in Rocky Point and it has grown in popularity year after year. Proceeds from this even will help the DIF City sponsored charity to provide education assistance to those students needing a helping hand. This year, the event will be held at the Municipal Convention Center on October 19th. Please plan to attend this fun event if you can. You won't be disappointed. 

It's Soap Box Derby Time Again

This soap box derby, or charanga as it's being called in Spanish, will be held on October 19th and is sure to be packed with racers, helpers, and lots of spectators. It's a fun event that is well worth seeing and, best of all, the event is held to raise funds for Casa Hogar, the senior citizen's home here in Penasco. Every year seems to bring new and more creative designs along with all the excitement and competition of the race. If you're really motivated, created, and a bit mechanically inclined, you could even build your own car to enter the race. Don't think that this event is just for kids either. Adults of all ages attend this event and enjoy the fun. 

Rocky Point Rally 2019 is Just Around the Corner

The Rocky Point Rally was started in 2001 by local businessman Oscar Palacio Soto and a group of friends after they rode to Laughlin, Nevada, for the motorcycle rally there. Once home, they decided that what Laughlin could do they could do better.

The organizers agreed from the start that bikers coming to their new rally would be encouraged to register, and that the registration funds would be used to help support the Red Cross and other local charities. What was then a new rally is now a well-established and successful event, with nearly 10,000 attendees in 2018.

This year, Rocky Point Rally turns 19. It's that time again. Time to begin thinking about throwing the passport in the saddlebag...

Sea Turtles Laying Eggs on Rocky Point Beaches 

Each year around this time, mother sea turtles arrive from the sea and bury their eggs on beaches around Rocky Point. Many of these eggs will not survive if left alone, especially in areas frequented by beach-going humans. For that reason it is important not to disturb the mother turtles or the eggs. If you witness a nest or a mother turtle laying her eggs, give a wide berth to them and report the location. 

In one recent discovery pictured above, 101 sea turtle eggs were rescued by PROFEPA biologist, Itzel Cardenas, with support from ZOEFMAT and agents from the Tourist Assistance Unit. At the time of this photo, three nests had been rescued so far this year totaling 280 eggs which were moved into incubarors so that they can spawn and return to the sea.  

New $200 Peso Bill Features Rocky Point Area Landmark

The Mexican Federal Government has issued a new $200 peso bill which has been released and is now being circulated. Changing currency and releasing new bills is nothing very spectacular in itself, but this bill actually has real significance to those of us who live in or frequent Puerto Penasco. The back of this bill features our very own Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. Now people in all of Mexico will get a small glimpse of the beautiful area that we are privileged to have in our own back yard. 
You Can Renew Your Passport Within 24 Hours With Fedex

You're just about to leave for that trip you've been planning for ages. Everything is ready. The hotels are booked, the flights are confirmed and your itinerary is planned. But there's this nagging feeling that you've forgotten something. How's your passport doing?
For those to whom the horror of horrors occurs ("What? It expired last month!?"), FedEx now offers a service that will get you a new passport in just 24 hours.
In partnership with the service RushMyPassport, FedEx is now offering the speediest solution to the most anxiety-provoking of international travel situations.
Those who need a new passport, like yesterday, can stop into one of 2,000 FedEx locations across the country or visit FedEx's website to register for a new document. The service includes updated passport photos, rushed new passports or renewals, children's' passports and replacing lost, stolen or damaged passports.
"Routine passport processing can take weeks, which can mean the difference between enjoying that dream vacation you've spent months planning or canceling it," Mosie Miller, CEO of RushMyPassport, said in a statement. "You also have to factor in the possibility of issues with documents you finally receive in the mail, causing further delays and even more headaches. The combined service offering of RushMyPassport and FedEx Office helps travelers overcome these issues, giving a smooth and secure way to handle passport needs."
The service includes the ability to track the passport throughout the process, government-compliant photos and 24/7 help from passport specialists.
Although, be warned: the service does not come cheap. To process a new passport application within 24 hours, FedEx charges $449. Rushed shipping could cost $90 for inbound and outbound, according to the FedEx website. And that does not include the $170 fee from the federal government. So to get your new passport within 24 hours, you'll likely pay about $700 for it.
Last month, the U.S. State Department increased its standard passport processing time from four to six weeks to six to eight weeks.
Scientists begin project studying ocean floor off Guaymas, Sonora


Research will reveal information about area's tectonic plates and geothermal energy potential
Three Mexicans are part of a team of 33 scientists from nine countries currently studying the seabed of the Gulf of California off the coast of Guaymas, Sonora.
For the next two months, scientists onboard the JOIDES Resolution, a research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to collect samples of sediments, will study the tectonics, magmatism, carbon cycling and microbial activity of the Guaymas Basin.
The expedition, which set sail on Saturday, is part of the International Ocean Discovery Program, a marine research initiative.
Ligia Pérez Cruz, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University (UNAM), told the newspaper El Universal that research in the Guaymas Basin is important because the Pacific and North American tectonic plates meet there.
Manet Estefania Peña of the Autonomous University of Baja California said the ocean floor in the basin is breaking up and that the rupturing process is causing magma to shoot into the ocean from within the earth's crust.
The Cuenca de Guaymas, or Guaymas Basin, where the drilling is taking place.
The Cuenca de Guaymas, or Guaymas Basin, where the drilling is taking place.
As soon as the magma reaches the water, it cools and hardens to form a new ocean floor, she said.
"Drilling the subsoil will allows us to obtain geological records, rocks and sediment, that speak to us about the evolution of our planet," Peña added.
". . . It's like getting books from billions of years ago . . . that tell us what happened on Earth."
The JOIDES Resolution, a 143-meter-long vessel with the capacity to dig 8,235 meters below the seabed, will carry out drilling at six different points in the Guaymas Basin.
Peña said the research will enable greater understanding of the tectonic plates beneath Mexico and that will allow "better planning of our cities in the future," while Pérez said that the sediments of the Gulf of California are likely to contain a "large quantity of geothermal energy that at some point could be used."
The UNAM researcher said that data collected by scientists could form the base of knowledge to "solve some of the problems we're going to face on matters of energy."
Florian Neumann, a scientist at the Center of Scientific Research in Ensenada, Baja California, and the third Mexican on board the vessel, said the research will benefit the energy industry.
"We're going to make maps of the heat flows and in that way we'll be able to estimate the geothermal potential of the area . In addition, we will try to identify the quantity of carbon in the basin . . ." he said.

1st Vaquita Sighting In 2019; As Many As 6 Spotted

The  vaquita marina is the world's smallest and most endangered marine mammal, with as few as 10 remaining in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. So leading scientists from Mexico and the United States, including with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), were excited to see three pairs of the little porpoises between Aug. 19 and Sept. 3.

"It's pretty much the best reward we could ever ask for," said Eva Hidalgo, science coordinator with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which patrols the vaquita's habitat for illegal nets and accompanied scientists on the vaquita sighting expedition.

Hidalgo said scientists use acoustic monitoring to estimate the number of vaquitas but getting a glimpse of them can help determine their age, size and health.

It's also a reminder to the world that vaquitas are still out there.

"It's still surviving against all odds," she said.

She said that reinforces the need to protect remaining vaquitas from illegal fishing nets used to catch a large, endangered fish called the totoaba that's valuable on the black market for its swim bladder, or buche. But the nets used to catch the totoaba also trap and drown vaquitas.

This March, Sea Shepherd found  a dead vaquita in a totoaba fishing net crew members pulled from the vaquita's habitat in the Sea of Cortez.

"The first vaquita I saw was a dead one," Hidalgo said. "So have the chance now alive, it just gives me hope and it just gives me a sense of responsibility."
Barbie is Celebrating Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) Dressing up like a Catrina.

For more than 60 years, Barbie has done almost any job you can imagine. Not only that, but the doll has also paid tribute to some of the most iconic women in the world, such as Frida Kahlo and Rosa Parks. But now, it is time for Barbie to celebrate Mexican culture and its traditions with a special edition of Barbie to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is one of the most impressive celebrations in Mexico. The colors and flavors of this unique commemoration have made it so important that it was even recognized as world's heritage by UNESCO.
The doll is inspired by the Catrina makeup, which is one of the many symbols of this tradition. One that may ring a bell as we have seen it on huge parades celebrated in recent years in Mexico City or during Day of the Dead festivals all over America.
The Catrina is a cartoon created by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Being highly critical towards society in the late 19th century, Posada drew a female skull wearing a very European hat, which represented high society and their aspirations to leave their Mexican roots behind. But, it was Diego Rivera the one who gave the Catrina a full body in one of his murals; he added a snake stole and a long dress. Since then, we have seen her as one of the most iconic depictions of death during the Day of the Dead.
This Catrina Barbie doll wears a long embroidered dress that resembles traditional textiles from indigenous communities in Mexico. Also, the dress has colorful flowers and Monarch butterflies, which can be only be seen in the state of Michoacán, where the celebration of Day of the Dead is one of its kind.
Day of the Dead Barbie also wears a crown made of Marigold flowers, also know as Cempasúchil in Mexico. This flower is a key item during the celebration as it is the one that paves the way of those who are coming back from the afterlife according to tradition, as it was rightfully depicted in Coco.
The doll cost $75 and became available in September, however, online sales were so strong that the product ran out before any could reach stores. It is unknown at this time whether more will be available for sale in time for the date of the celebrations.

Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, also known as Dia de Muertos in Spanish is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. It's originally a Mexican holiday which lasts for 3 days from 31 October to 2 November.
In recent years the Day of the Dead has gained more popularity in other countries as well, especially in the United States, which has a significant number of Mexicans living in the country. It's also widely celebrated in Latin America.

What is Day of the Dead?

The Day of the Dead is an ancient celebration in Mexico where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives. It's believed that they can pass over from the world of the dead into the world of the living on this day.
The celebration goes on for 3 days in total with decorated altars, parades, food, and public gatherings. It's a celebration of life and a time to remember and honor the dead.
What Happens on the Day of the Dead?

Dia de los Angelitos

This marks the beginning of the Day of the Dead celebrations, usually before midnight on 1 November. The first day is dedicated to deceased children, and it is believed that their souls can rejoin their families for 24 hours.

Día de los Difuntos

On the following night, the celebrations shifts from children to deceased adults. The ofrendas of the adults usually features tequila, pan de Muerto, atole and personal items as well as photographs.
This night is often a family-celebration filled with lots of joy and stories about the loved ones who've passed away.
Dia de Muertos

The last day (2 November) features the biggest celebrations in Mexico and worldwide with parades and public celebrations. Dia de Muertos is the grand finale where people gather in the streets to celebrate and honor the dead.
On this day, it's also common to visit cemeteries which have been decorated as well.
Where is the Best Place to Celebrate the Day of the Dead?

Oaxaca is one of the best places in Mexico to experience the Day of the Dead as a foreigner. Mexico City has become famous for its Day of the Dead parade, even though it's a new innovation it has millions of people attending in recent years.

In Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula, the Day of the Dead celebrations are known as Hanal Pixan, which is a Mayan tradition meaning "Feast for the souls". In Aguascalientes, you can see the annual Festival de las Calaveras, which is a grand parade that celebrates Dia de Muertos.
San Miguel de Allende is one of the best small towns to celebrate dia de muertos as a foreigner. The festival is known as La Calaca and consists of a four-day festival where ancient traditions and celebrations are being preserved and observed.
Best Places to celebrate Dia de Muertos in Mexico:

San Miguel de Allende
Mexico City (San Andres Mixquic and Xochimilco's canals)
Island of Janitzio

The Origins of the Dia de los Muertos

There is no exact date when Dia de Muertos was first celebrated, but the tradition is believed to have originated from the Aztec and Toltec people who saw mourning the dead as disrespectful.
Death was seen as just another part of the cycle of life, and the dead were believed to still be a part of their community. On the Day of the Dead, it was believed that they could once again return to the world of the living.
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Day of the Dead, better known as Dia de Muertos in Mexico is a 3-day celebration with ancient origins dating back more than 2000 years. In 2008 it was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The Day of the Dead is a joyful celebration in honor of the departed souls where it's believed that the dead can come back for 24 hours to join their relatives in the world of the living.
There are some regional differences since Mexico isn't a homogenous country, but most celebrations will include an ofrenda (altar), Calaveras (skulls), and Calacas (skeletons). Families will often reminisce about the lives of the departed souls, and it's a time of laughter and good old memories, rather than mourning.
The Dia de Muertos celebration often includes a visit to the cemeteries, and the gravestones will be decorated as well. On the last day, the whole town or city will gather in public to celebrate together by dancing and playing music.
Day of the Dead vs. Halloween

In the United States and other parts of the world, these two holidays are often mixed up. But the fact is that they don't really have much in common at all, other than that they occur around the same date.
Halloween has a focus on darkness and warding off evil spirits and originally comes from pagan celebration among Celtic Tribes, whereas the Day of the Dead is honoring their dead relatives and rejoins with their souls on a joyous occasion.
Meaning of the Sugar Skulls

The Sugar skull, also known as Calavera represents the departed soul. They are placed on the ofrenda or gravestone to honor their return to the world of the living.
How to Dress for Day of the Dead

Dia de Muertos is not about looking scary or sexy, so if you want to dress properly to join the day of the dead celebrations in Mexico, you should wear something with cheerful colors.
If you're a woman go for a dress that is long and flowing with vibrant colors or floral patterns. A traditional Mexican style dress, such as a Puebla dress is a great choice.
If you're a man and want to dress for day of the dead, you can wear a shirt and long pants or a suit (even better if it has skeleton print). A hat and tie are commonly worn as well in addition to skeleton gloves.
Day of the Dead Face Paint

If you're visiting Mexico or a city with many Mexicans, there will be plenty of people offering to do the classic Day of the dead face paint that turns you into a skeleton. This is recommended in order to keep it authentic and respectful.

Frequent Questions

What is an ofrenda?

The ofrenda is the altar and offerings dedicated to the departed souls. Every ofrenda include four elements: water, wind, earth, and fire. The families will also place objects and foods that the deceased person loved when they lived.
Who is La Calavera Catrina?

La Catrina was a satirical portrait by Jose Guadalupe Posada which depicts a female skeleton wearing only a hat. He called it Calavera Garbancera, and it was a commentary on the European sophistication in Mexico.
"Todos somos calaveras" is a famous quote by Posada, meaning "we are all skeletons".
Since then, La Calavera Catrina has become the symbol of death in Mexico and an icon of the Dia de Muertos. The local artist Diego Rivera completed his famous mural "Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central" in 1947, which depicted La Catrina Calavera with a body wearing an elegant outfit.
Do you say Happy Day of Dead?

There is no proper greeting for this holiday and you wouldn't say "happy day of the dead" to the living because the celebration is all about the dead. Some families will put up signs in their homes saying "Bienvenido a Casa" which means welcome home.
What does the skull mean in Day of the Dead?

The sugar skull, also known as the Calavera is representing a departed soul. They often have the written name of the deceased person on the forehead, and families will place them on the home ofrenda or gravestone.
Common Foods of Day of the Dead

Sopa Azteca, Chalupas, Tamales, and Red Pozole are some of the Mexican food which are commonly eaten on the Day of the Dead. The families will also prepare the favorite foods of the departed souls and place them on the ofrenda.
Pan de Muerto is of course also prepared and eaten, literally meaning "bread of the dead".
Pan de Muerto

Pan de Muerto ("Bread of the Dead") is a traditional Mexican sweet bread that is commonly made during Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). It is very important during this season, and the meaning behind it is as rich as its flavor.

No one can resist this delicious bread. Pan de Muerto is a key element in the Day of the Dead Altar, along with the Chocolate, tamales and many other traditional dishes. In Mexico, Pan de Muerto is usually sold at bakeries and supermarkets beginning around the middle of October.

People often ask what the Pan de Muerto represents, and what its shape means. The bread represents an offering made to the departed loved one. While the family members are the ones who eat the Pan de Muerto physically, it is believed that when the spirit returns during the Day of the Dead, it can be nourished by the "essence" of the bread (and any other offerings that have been left for it). As for the shape, there are countless differing stories and explanations, but most will tell you that the pieces forming a cross are meant to symbolize the bones of the dead. On top of the bun is a small ball or nub, which some say is a teardrop, representing the tears shed for the dead. Others say it represents a skull, while still others say it represents the heart.



For the bread
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2-3/4 oz. (5-1/2 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Two 4×1-inch strips of orange zest (use a vegetable peeler; avoid the white pith)
  • 1 Tbs. orange blossom water
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 oz. (1-3/4 tsp.) active dry yeast
  • 15-3/4 oz. (3-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil as needed
For the topping
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Make the dough
  • Put the milk, butter, and orange zest in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir until the butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool until warm. Discard the orange zest, add the orange blossom water, and whisk in the eggs.
    Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water (no hotter than 110°F) and let stand until the mixture bubbles slightly, 5 to 10 minutes. (If the yeast doesn't bubble, discard it and start again with new yeast.)
    Mix the flour, sugar, and salt on a work surface. Make a well in the center. Gradually pour the yeast mixture and the milk mixture into the well while mixing with your hand . Knead until you have a nice, uniform dough, about 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth but still slightly sticky. If it seems too sticky, add more flour as needed.
    Put the dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a towel, and leave in a warm place (about 70°F) until doubled in size, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
Shape the bread
  • Cut off a piece of dough about the size of a lemon and reserve. Divide the remaining dough in half and shape the pieces on a lightly floured surface into 2 rounds. Lightly oil a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet or line it with parchment; put the dough rounds on it and flatten the tops with your hands.
    With some of the reserved dough, form 2 balls the size of large marbles; set aside and cover with plastic. Divide the remaining dough into 6 pieces and roll them with your hands from the center out, making ropes that are slightly longer than the width of the loaves. As you're rolling, press with your index and middle fingers spread about 1 inch apart to make knobs that represent bones. Arrange 3 of the ropes on top of each dough round, overlapping the ropes in the center. Cover loosely with a cloth or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
    Meanwhile, position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F.
    Dab a little cold water on the top center of each round where the ropes meet and put the reserved dough balls on top, pressing slightly so they adhere. Bake until the loaves have an even golden color, 30 to 40 minutes. Cover the loaves loosely with foil and continue to bake until their bottoms are browned and the internal temperature is 190°F, 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes on a wire rack.
Top the bread
  • Brush the loaves all over with some of the melted butter. Holding one from the bottom (if it's too warm, use an oven mitt or a piece of cardboard), sprinkle half of the sugar all over the top, tilting the loaf slightly to help coat it evenly. Repeat with the other loaf and remaining sugar. Cool to room temperature before serving. The bread is best eaten within a day of baking.

The Proliferation of Abbreviations

Standard abbreviations of household words are as much a part of Mexican Spanish as they are of English
Standard abbreviations of household words are as much a part of Mexican Spanish as they are of English. One of the most common is fridge instead of refrigerator, in Spanish refri instead of refrigerador. La tele for televisión, has been in use for as long as most people can remember.
Over the years, more and more of these shortened forms of words have been creeping into everyday use, exacerbated somewhat by the younger members of the population whose communications fit a new set of parameters defined by text messages, chat room one liners, and email.
Appliances are a natural candidate for saving time speaking, and conge for congelador or freezer followed on the heels of refri. La micro will do for horno de microondas or microwave oven - not to be confused with el micro of public transport fame - and la laptop, already conveniently Anglicized to avoid the painfully Castillian ordenador portátil, is rendered la lap.
The supermarket or supermercado, became el súper with no problems and other outlets followed suit. The stationery store was reduced from la papelería to la pape, and the gas station or gasolinería simply to la gas. The now-ubiquitous WhatsApp messaging system is most often referred to as el Güats.
Next up for this treatment were names of places frequented by the bourgeois and their Bohemian peers alike. Coyoacán, a popular spot in the south of Mexico City for cafés, book shops, street entertainment and handicraft stalls, goes simply as "Coyo," and Cuernavaca and Tepoztlán, popular weekend hangout towns for chilangos, have been shortened for one reason or another to Tepoz and Cuerna respectively.
The origin of such abbreviations is impossible to pin down, although the latter two seem to be more a matter of class distinction than oratorical convenience.
Anyone proclaiming their intention of joining the miles-long lines of cars leaving the capital for Cuerna on a Saturday morning is saying more about where they are likely to be staying - someone's home with a pool, or an up-scale boutique hotel or BnB - than about their city of destination.
Linguistic habits cross class borders, however, and sooner or later they come to be used by all. Just as the proletarian chido - or "cool" - and others are standard fare among the juniors, Aca instead of Acapulco and o sea* are also staples of working class conversation.
It's possible, but by no means demonstrable, that friction between the classes generates the desire to be constantly coming up with new adulterations of language, if only to keep the others permanently passé.
*O sea literally means "in other words," although its current use is more akin to the English "like," in phrases such as "and I was, like, what?" - y yo, o sea, ¿qué? Another translation could be "I mean," and it's also used as a filler while thinking about what to say next.

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