Dia De Los Muertos ~ Day Of The Dead

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Hispanic Festival, Inc. St. Louis, MO says
The public is invited to the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell in Forest Park, on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2016 for a celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Dia de los Muertos is an annual holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other Hispanic cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have died. Traditions with Dia de los Muertos include altars honoring the deceased with sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of the departed in a festival setting.

The family event will showcase 13 beautiful decorated altars from various Hispanic countries, local artists and community members.

Expect a children’s area which will include face painting and crafts.

Day of the Dead Artist Exhibit will be present on the first floor.

Bring photos or items that reminds you of a person that has passed away. An explanation of this holiday will be given as well as a ceremony to honor those who have passed.

On Sunday, attendees can enjoy a variety of dance performances and view the altars. Cookies and refreshments will also be available.

Dia de Los Muertos at the Missouri History Museum will be enjoyed by the living and honor those who have passed. The event is a high-spirited affair that celebrates local art, music and dance. Mark your calendar for this opportunity to learn about this important Hispanic Culture. Admission to Dia de Los Muertos is free.
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By: Hispanic Festival, Inc. St. Louis, MO

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