2013 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 Deglado Trunk)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
1 - 4 PM
Day of the Dead/Día
For ages 3 to 103!
Decorate sugar skulls, make muertos nichos (memory boxes),
sample Pan de Muerto, (Sweet bread), enjoy live music by Las Flores Del Valle with a dance performance by Los Ninos de Santa Fe y Compania and
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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