Past Events

Día de Muertos in the East End


“Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the East End”
Celebrating life through the arts…

Opening Reception: Friday October 28th 6-10 pm

First Annual Calavera procession led by Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl. We will be starting at the Harrisburg Art Museum, 4300 Harrisburg Blvd. and end at Tlaquepaque Market Shopping Center. We welcome the community to join us and encourage people to bring pictures of their departed loved ones to honor and remember them. Face painters will be set up starting at 4:30pm to help start the festivities! The procession will start at 6pm.

Calavera Fashion Show at 8pm in Bohemeo’s patio.
Designs by My Flaming Heart, Ernesto Guerra, Olga Diaz, & Lizbeth Ortiz

Closing Reception: Friday November 11th, 6-9 pm

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead in English) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

We continue the tradition of honoring our ancestors and remembering our loved ones by celebrating their life through art.

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