2014 Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead
The celebration of the Día
de Muertos/Day of the Dead» is rooted in both
indigenous Mexican and Catholic religious beliefs. These
traditions center on honoring and celebrating the Dead.
In the last few decades celebrations of Day of the Dead
have increased in popularity throughout the U.S.
The resulting, often humorous view of death as part of the
life cycle provides and opportunity for families to gather
and remember their loved ones.
The sugar skulls, papel
skeleton puppets» dance and processions that occur
during this time encourages participation and expression
on a variety of levels. (Photo right: Coming & Going,
Papel Picado By Catalina Delgado Trunk)
Saturday November 1, 2014
Dia de Muertos
The public is cordially invited to join us in making the Community altar "Ofrenda" in the Outdoor classroom, enjoy music by Mariachi Buenaventura and refreshments. The FREE event is for all ages.
Sunday November 2, 2014
Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead
1 to 4pm
Decorate Sugar skulls, make memory boxes/muertos nichos, enjoy live music and Aztec dance performance by Danza MeXiKa and sample pan de muerto. Alll by Museum admission, New Mexico residents FREE every Sunday.
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