Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead) in Sedona, 2014

Trick-or-treating in Sedona traditionally occurs Uptown, where the majority of tourist-oriented stores and businesses are located. It's one of the few nights of the year when there are far more locals walking around the shops than tourists. Below are some snapshots and videos of the evening.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), which falls on Nov. 1st and 2nd, is a traditional Mexican holiday for celebrating the lives of friends and family who have passed away. Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back to Aztec festivals.  Sedona celebrates Day of the Dead, like Halloween, with costumes, art and and public dances. Below are snapshots and videos from Sedona's Day of The Dead celebration this year.

 Uptown Sedona Trick-or-Treating, Halloween 2014. SedonaWonder.com

Uptown Sedona Trick-or-Treating, Halloween 2014. SedonaWonder.com

Halloween Cat Decoration below Red Rock Balloons store.
 Freaky Fire Dancer Shot. Sedona, Day of The Dead celebration. Sedonwonder.com

Freaky Fire Dancer Shot. Sedona, Day of The Dead celebration. Sedonwonder.com

 Sedona Circus performer at Day of The Dead celebration. Sedona, AZ. SedonaWonder.com

Sedona Circus performer at Day of The Dead celebration. Sedona, AZ. SedonaWonder.com

 Day of The Dead celebration, Sedona, 2014. DiVoM performance. David Vincent Mills, musician. SedonaWonder.com

Day of The Dead celebration, Sedona, 2014. DiVoM performance. David Vincent Mills, musician. SedonaWonder.com

 Day of The Dead Celebration, Sedona, 2014. Fire Dancers!

Day of The Dead Celebration, Sedona, 2014. Fire Dancers!