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Day of the Dead at Maryhill Museum of Art
11/2/2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Dia de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, particularly the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. Join us for dancing and hands-on activities connected to this cultural celebration and day of remembrance.
Día de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead
Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is not a Mexican version of Halloween. Though related, the two annual events differ greatly in traditions and tone. Whereas Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief, Day of the Dead festivities unfolds over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. Sure, the theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members. In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revelers don funky makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance, and make offerings to lost loved ones.