Dia de los Muertos
Ballet Folklorico, Mariachis, Children’s Activities and More. Join us for performances by the Ballet Folklorico de Colores, a dance group that will get your feet moving and Mariachi de Lucero, talented players who will stir your musical spirit. Free Community Event.
Dia de los Muertos is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico and other Latin American countries. It is a celebration of death and life where families interchange mourning for joy. It is an intimate family moment where those we have lost are remembered and honored. The “Ofrenda” -offerings holds the most meaning and the reason for the celebration. The Ofrenda contains a series of elements and symbols such as the “papel picado” banner represents wind, candles represent fire, food represents the Earth, and water is a symbol of purification. Dia de los Muertos was recognized by the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2008 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity with its core as reaffirmation of the culture of indigenous life.