Dia de los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead
Time & Location
About the Event
Everyone is invited to the Dia de los Muertos at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell in Forest Park, on Saturday, October 28 and October 29 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 including Bolivia, Cuba and Mexico, local artists and community members.
Expect a children activities with free face painting and Hispanic crafts including Mexican flower making and Day of the Dead masks.
Day of the Dead Art Exhibit will be present on the first floor. Also, attendees can enjoy our Community Business Partners fair both days. St. Louis Club Atletico will be having a free soccer clinic for the kids.
The public is invited to participate in our Dia de los Muertos Processional on Saturday, October 28 outside and inside the Museum. . Bring photos or items that reminds you of a person that has passed away to honor them or dress up to participate. A Remembrance Ceremony will take place immediately following. Bring a picture of a loved one to place at the community altar.
On both days, attendees can enjoy a variety of folkloric performances from several Latin and South American countries such as Venezuela, Panama and Mexico.
Attendees will be able to purchase authentic foods from various Hispanic countries including tacos, pan dulce, churros, quesadillas, flautas, fruit and burritos. Margaritas and beer will also be available.
Dia de los Muertos is presented in collaboration with the Missouri History Museum. This celebration 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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