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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead Celebration)

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Title

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead Celebration)

Location

Downtown Riverside (Between Orange and Lemons Streets on Mission Inn)

Start Date/Time

11/2/2012 6:00 PM

End Date/Time

11/2/2012 9:00 PM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture;Neighborhood;Special Events

Contact

(951) 826-5273

Description

Hosted by Division 9 Gallery and Riverside Metropolitan Museum Friday, November 2, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 pm, Free!
Downtown Riverside (Between Orange and Lemons Streets on Mission Inn)
Riverside Metropolitan Museum
3580 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 826-5273
Would you like to display your own altar at the event to honor a loved one? It's Free! To participate, please complete the Altar Application.
 
Although celebrated in many cultures, Día de los Muertos, is an important Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones. It is celebrated every year as the holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). On All Soul’s Day, adults who have died are honored through altars displaying their favorite foods, drinks, personal belongings, flowers, candles, and incense. The rituals surrounding Día de los Muertos have been practiced by Mexican Natives for thousands of years.

 Join us for a special evening of:
    Aztec Dancing
    Traditional Altars
    Music
    Children’s Activities
    Food
    Dance by Ballet Folklórico de Riverside
    Catrinas and Calacas
    Handmade Mexican Items for Sale
    Community Altar (Bring a copy of a loved one’s photo)

The Festival is done in partnership with:
Division 9 Gallery
Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Ballet Folklórico de Riverside
Latino Network

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