Event celebrates and explores Latino cultural heritage through this holiday
honoring the dead, and the cycle of life and death
DENVER—Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 – 8 p.m. Día de los Muertos is a festival of “welcome" for the souls of the dead.
This celebration will feature live entertainment, artists and dancers, Mexican loteria (bingo), and areas where attendees can create crafts. Complimentary face-painting stations and a complimentary photo booth will also be on hand.
Ticket Prices: $12 Non-Member Adult
$10 Member Adult/Student/Senior
$8 Non-Member Child
$6 Member Child
The customs surrounding Día de los Muertos are based on ancient traditions traced to the Aztec civilization in Mexico. The belief is that the souls of the deceased return each year from October 31 through November 2 to enjoy, for a few brief hours, the pleasures they once knew in life. As part of the celebration, 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, and, most importantly, a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.
For more information, please call 720-865-3585 or visit us at www.botanicgardens.org .