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2015 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 Delgado Trunk)

ofrendaSunday November 1, 2015
1- 4PM

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead. Decorate Sugar skulls, make picture frames (visitors are invited to bring a photo pf a loved on who has passed away) sample pan de muerto, enjoy live music by Las Flores del Valle, and a performance by Los Ninos de Santa Fe, skeleton/calaca face painting and more! All by Museum Admission: New Mexico residents free every Sunday, youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members always FREE!

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