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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. coming and going by Catalina Delgado Trunk 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 picado», food,
paper flowers»,

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 Deglado Trunk)

Sunday, November 2, 2014
1 - 4 PM
Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos»
For ages 3 to 103!

By Museum Admission, New Mexico residents FREE on Sundays, youth 16 & under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members» always admitted FREE! (Photo, left: skeleton, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, c. 1965, Girard Foundation Collection, Museum of International Folk Art, DCA. Photo by Michel Monteaux)

Program support provided by  the International Folk Art Foundation, The Newman's Own Foundation, The City of Santa Fe Children and Youth Commission.

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