Day of the Dead Celebration at the Penn Museum

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Photograph: Tom Stanley

Ditch the dark side of Halloween and head to the Penn Museum for a festive Dia de los Muertos celebration. Together with the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center, the museum is hosting a kid-friendly day of sugar-skull painting, tissue paper flower making, puppets, face painting, costume contests and gallery tours. Anyone dressed in traditional Day of the Dead garb can walk in the parade. Sample traditional sweet “pan de muerto” buns and spicy hot chocolate. Don’t miss the Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi performing traditional Mexican folk dances and Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino for “the skeletons come to the fandango.”

By: Megan Parry

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