Decorative skull placed on an ofrenda with candles lit in the background

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day celebration to reunite the living and the dead to honor those who have died. It is observed November 1 and 2. Holiday traditions include the creation of ofrendas, paper decorations, sugar skulls and traditional breads.

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What do you know about Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and its traditions? Here's a great introduction to the holiday intended to honor our deceased loved ones.

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Taped in the "underworld" of The Caverns, this musical celebration includes Latino rock greats Los Lobos and the salsa-rap-reggae-funk band Ozomatli.

Friday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 p.m.

Dia De Los Muertos Traditions

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Make your own tissue paper marigolds as part of your Día de los Muertos celebration and add to an ofrenda honoring your loved ones.
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Pan de Muertos is an important component for many Day of the Dead celebrations and is often seen on the ofrendas honoring the deceased.
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Learn about the tradition of creating an ofrenda and the significance of the items displayed.