The Latino Cultural Center invites you to its annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2013. This day-long celebration will take a new spin on the classic festival with the theme, Love Never Dies. Enjoy craft workshops, a special presentation by Cara Mía Theatre Co., Aztec dancers, and music on the plaza. Festival is free and open to the public.
The LCC honors this tradition with our annual community gallery exhibition. The 2013 exhibition of art invited local artists to create their own altars and submit artwork based on the theme, Love Never Dies. Beginning Oct. 26 and ending Nov. 2, Love Never Dies will be on display in the LCC galleries.
The schedule of activities is as follows:
10 am-5 pm - Día de los Muertos Altars and Exhibition
11-11:30 am - Alegre Ballet Folklorico
11am-1 pm - DMA Workshop & Sugar Skull Workshop
12-1 pm - Cara Mia Theatre presentation of Flores y Calaveras
1-2 pm - Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli Aztec Dancers
1:30 & 2:30 pm - Ballet Folklorico of Dallas
1-3 pm - Face Painting
1-4 pm - Papel Picado Workshop
2:30-4 pm-Puppet Making Workshop
3-4 pm - Calaveras Procession/Calaveras Contest
The Calaveras Procession will gather all the people at the center that have dressed up as Day of the Dead Calaveras and lead them into the galleries for the Calaveras Contest. The best Calaveras costumes will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Prizes will be Target gift cards.
4-5 pm - Susan Plum and Make Art with Purpose presentation of Luz y Solidaridad
About Día de los Muertos
The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a unique blend of pre-Colombian and Christian traditions and rituals. Traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2, the Day of the Dead originated in Mexico and is now firmly rooted in Mexican-American and Latino cultures. Día de los Muertos is a joyful celebration honoring cherished loved ones who have passed away. Families gather at cemeteries to tend to the graves of their ancestors or build altars at home, placing offerings of flowers, favorite foods or cherished objects of the deceased along with marigolds and calaveritas.