Most people know little about the true meaning behind Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The tradition dates back over 3,000 years and originated in central and southern Mexico. Those who celebrate believe that at midnight on Oct.31, the souls of all deceased children come down from heaven and reunite with their families on Nov.1, and the souls of deceased adults come visit on Nov. 2.
Intrigued? Then check out these Day of the Dead events happening this weekend at the beach.
On Friday, Nov. 1, celebrate the Day of the Dead with a downtown Rehoboth Beach bar crawl that will include a margarita contest at participating bars and a scavenger hunt with clues available at retailers throughout town. The event begins at 5 p.m. and over 15 local restaurants are competing in the margarita contest. There are 10 stores participating in the scavenger hunt and clues are provided on the ballot; Find all 10 Day of the Dead cards and enter to win the raffle. Ballots are $5 and each margarita sample is $1.
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Celebrate Day of the Dead at Revelation on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6-11 p.m. Enjoy live music from Paul Donovan, margaritas made with spirits from easySpeak Spirits and of course, plenty of Revelation beer to sip on.
19841 Central Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 212-5674
Big Chill Surf Cantina‘s annual partyreturns on Friday from 7 p.m.-midnight. Enjoy live music, a face painter and a few holiday-inspired drinks.
19406 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 727-5568