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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 Delgado Trunk)

ofrendaSaturday November 1, 2014
Dia de Muertos
5:00-7:00 pm

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.

day of the dead 2008Sunday 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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