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First Friday Art Walks: Día de los Muertos Celebration

Nov 2, 2018

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Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, Museo de las Americas, and the Consulate General of Mexico together present the inaugural Día de los Muertos Celebration and Parade during the November First Friday Art Walk.

In the spirit of celebration, respect, and inclusion, we invite you to join the festivities. Face decoration stations will be positioned throughout the Art District starting at 4 p.m. Dress in your best Catrina attire and join the procession at 7 p.m.

November 2 is a special day for everyone who holds the memory of a loved one near to their hearts. A century-old tradition becomes the embodiment of remembrance and celebration, a commemoration of the life of those who have left but are not forgotten. In the celebration of the Day of the Dead, death does not refer to an absence but to a living presence.

The many activities surrounding this holiday, which often times include offerings or altars to our loved ones, vary from region to region, but the common denominator is death, as a metaphor for life that materializes in the offered altar; almost as equally important is La Catrina, the ever-present symbol of Mexican culture's celebration of Día de los Muertos. The skeleton figure can be found throughout homes and altars with offerings on her behalf.

November 2 celebrations for day of the Dead are filled with flowers, lights, food, music and many colors throughout the day, in which we want to hold close the memory of our loved ones.

Join us for the procession and costume contest during the First Friday Art Walk to kick off Denver Arts Week in the Art District on Santa Fe as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead.