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día de los muertos
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls) and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.
In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and, most importantly, a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.
Bring your friends and family and celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Gardens!
Friday, November 1, 2013
3 - 8 p.m.
$10 Adult Member
$8 Child (ages 3-12)
$6 Child Member
Free for children 2 and under
Tickets are limited; purchasing in advance is encouraged.
Entertainment and activities are included in admission.
Sabor Latino - traditional Aztec dancing
Activities and Crafts:
Sugar skull workshop provided by CHAC and Rita Wallace
Paper altars by Museo de las Americas
Make paper flowers
Masks by Denver Art Museum
Community altar exhibition
Candlelight procession led by Danza Guadalupana Matachina Tlaxcaltecas at sunset
Complimentary photo booth
Face painting (ends at 7 p.m.)
Costume contest - Info, rules and the timetable for the costume contest
Food and Art Vendors:
Traditional Mexican food available for purchase and many craft vendors on site
For more information about this event, please email us at email@example.com.