El Dia De Los Muertos

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El Dia De Los Muertos
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Cheekwood says
ADMISSION I Adults $16 I Children 17 and Under FREE
Cheekwood Members FREE
Parking $5 per car

The festivals of Mexico and Latin America are world renowned for their colorful decorations, energetic music, and cultural significance. El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is no exception! The holiday is one of the most important celebrations in Latin America and demonstrates the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life.

Join Cheekwood for our 17th annual El Dia de los Muertos celebration, and learn more about this unique holiday as you tour the altars, shop in the marketplace, explore traditional arts and crafts, and enjoy live music and dance.

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Colorful open air markets line the streets of Latin America during the celebration. Local merchants sell food, flowers, art, and handmade items which people buy to decorate their altars and tombs.

Tapete Competition
What is tapete? Tapete is the Spanish word for carpet. Usually made with colored sand, these “carpets” are a tradition for Día de los Muertos because, like life, they are temporary. At Cheekwood, participants will use a similar temporary medium, chalk, to create the large-scale colorful murals to honor the deceased. Experience the brilliance of these custom designs before they wash away!

One of the most important aspects of the Days of the Dead is the creation of a memorial altar for the departed, known as an ofrenda. All across Mexico and beyond, families honor their ancestors by creating altars decorated with items that the deceased enjoyed in life.

El Dia de los Muertos is presented by Advance Financial.
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