ST. LOUIS, MO – The public is invited to the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell in Forest Park, on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017 for a celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from 11am to 5pm both days.
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 12 beautiful decorated altars from various Hispanic countries, local artists and community members.
Expect a children’s area with free face painting and Hispanic crafts.
Day of the Dead Art Exhibit will be present on the first floor. Also, attendees can enjoy our Community Business Partners fair.
The public is invited to participate in our Dia de los Muertos Processional on Saturday, November 4 at 3:30pm outside and inside the Museum. . Bring photos or items that reminds you of a person that has passed away to honor them.
On both days, attendees can enjoy a variety of folkloric performances from several Latin and South American countries. The “Art in Movement” hosted by Chef Martin Lopez will be performing daily in the auditorium. The “Art in Movement” is a performance incorporating various art genres including ballet and folkloric dance, music and art.
Cookies and refreshments will also be available both days.
New this year, attendees will be able to purchase authentic foods from various Hispanic countries.
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.