Organization: Museum of Northern Arizona
Date: 10/26/2013 update info
Time: 9:00:00 AM - 8:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Annual Celebraciones de la Gente in Flagstaff,AZ
Contact: Museum of Northern Arizona
A Lively Celebration of Day of the Dead
The Museum comes to life for Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, an ancient Meso-American holiday held throughout Mexico, Latin America, and the Southwestern United States. Transforming grief into celebration, this ritual pays homage to the lives of lost loved ones by inviting them back to enjoy their favorite music and foods, and to honor their contributions in life. More than a dozen Flagstaff families bring ofrendas (altars), from their homes to share in a courtyard exhibit. Enjoy a special nighttime viewing of the courtyard as the ofrendas are illuminated by candles and luminarias. Learn how Day of the Dead traditions evolved and the meanings behind the objects on the ofrendas. This event is created in partnership with the Flagstaff Hispanic pioneers, Nuestras Raices.