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Dia De Los Muertos

Sunday Oct 30, 2016

1025 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4403
US

Phone: 848-1320
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Chloe Nieto

Phone: 505-848-1320
Website: Click to Visit

Participate in traditional and contemporary offerings to honor the deceased. Members of the public may place photographs of their departed loved ones for a community offering.

Considered to be a cultural treasure by those in the surrounding community, the annual celebration brings a large number of people to the South Broadway Cultural Center to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead on November 1st, in connection to The Catholic holiday of All Saints Day celebrated worldwide each year. The tradition originated in Mexico and is still practiced among indigenous people there. Traditionally, Dia de Los Muertos involves visits to the gravesites of loved ones, where often elaborate decorations are placed.

Co-sponsored by the Consulado de Mexico, the celebration focuses not on death, but on celebrating the lives that have gone ahead -- the natural progression.

Scheduled from 11a.m. to 6 p.m., the Dia de Los Muertos celebration will feature both traditional and contemporary ofrendas (offerings) to honor the deceased. A community ofrenda will be created on which members of the public may place photographs of their departed loved ones. Our sponsors will support the creation of special ofrendas and will announce the ofrenda winners at 11:30 a.m.

The celebration will take place throughout the South Broadway Cultural Center and South Broadway Library. In the large community room will be the "Dead Market," an artists' market with themed art, jewelry and other objects celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, Others will exhibit their art in the Library, where a "Dead Poets Ofrenda" will be on display.

Food Trucks offering both traditional Mexican fare and typical American food like hamburgers and hot dogs will be onsite.

See also: Halloween News

SBCC Celebrates Dia de Los Muertos

The South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) is once again hosting their annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration with a large art exhibition and community gathering this Sunday. A Mexican tradition still practiced by the people there and connected to the Catholic All Saints’ Day, the celebration honors the spirits that have gone on before. Co-sponsored by the Consulado de Mexico, the Dia de Los Muertos celebration will give up both traditional and contemporary ofrendas in honor of the deceased, as well as a community ofrenda, which will feature photographs of departed loved ones provided by the public. The SBCC is observing the holiday with a number of free events, including opening ceremonies performed by Aztec Dancers, an ofrenda contest and the "Dead Market"—an artists' market with themed art and jewelry. The festivities will be taking place throughout the South Broadway Cultural Center and South Broadway Library starting at 11am.

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