Mezcal Restaurant, in Denver, is hosting a celebration for El Día De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, which is being sponsored by Don Julio Tequila.. The Day of the Dead is a holiday which is celebrated in Mexico, other Latin American Countries and the US with our rising Rich Latin Communities. They are welcoming us with open arms to enjoy good food and the gathering of family benefitting Mi Casa’s Resource Center.
Dia de los Muertos is two days, November 1st and 2nd, dedicated to celebrating the lives of those who have passed on. The Aztecs believed those of us who are alive now are in a sort of “dream life.” This dream life ends when we pass on. We then go to the actual living part of our lives, which some of us call the “After Life, Heaven, etc.” So with this being said Mezcal and Mi Casa Resource Center are inviting all of us to help them “Celebrate” the lives of our loved ones who have passed on to their new lives ahead of us as a day of Celebration, not of mourning.
This Holiday is similar to “All Saints Day” which is celebrated in the US, by those of the Catholic and some other Christian Faiths, celebrating the “martyrdom” of the Saints.
People don Skull masks called Calacas and dance in the streets of their communities. The Calacas and actual skulls have been a part of this celebrations for thousands of years. The skull is representative of those who have passed on. It is said many communities, and some families, place skulls on alters as a celebratory display. Candy skulls are made out out of sugar, which are eaten as part of the celebration, similar to Halloween when we make candies and other sweets in the form of skulls.
I keeping with this history of the celebration Mezcal has recruited several artists, from Metro Denver, to decorate skulls. The skulls will be auctioned off at the celebration with the proceeds going towards Mi Casa.
Christine Marquez-Hudson, Mi Casas’ CEO, is noted as making the following comments; “Bring the entire family to celebrate El Día De Los Muertos and make sure to check out the skulls, each is truly a piece of art, we are deeply grateful to see Mezcal, Don Julio and Denver artists partnering for this celebration to raise money to support low-income families and our community as a whole through Mi Casa’s economic advancement programs.”
The celebration is being held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in the Mezcal Restaurant, 3230 E Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206. For directions to the restaurant click here.
The Silent auction will be open from 12 pm till 6 pm at the restaurant.
About Mi Casa Resource Center
Mi Casa is among the oldest and largest Latino-serving nonprofit organizations in Colorado and works to advance the economic success of Latino and working families by expanding opportunities for educational, professional and entrepreneurial advancement.
With authentic and time-tested family recipes and fresh ingredients, Mezcal offers a menu bursting with flavor and packed with classic dishes created from scratch. Daily specials incorporate seasonal, local ingredients. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, every meal is one of a kind.
About Don Julio
The life of Don Julio González was defined, above all else, by passion. It was this passion that inspired his creation of the world's
first luxury tequila.
From a young age, Don Julio González saw a unique opportunity in the production of tequila. With nothing but his own passion for
the endeavor, he went to a powerful local businessman and requested a loan to pursue his vision. Seeing exceptional drive and
confidence in the young man, the businessman granted him a loan to found his first distillery.
It is only fitting that Don Julio be a sponsor of an event for an organization much like the businessman who helped him, Mi Casa Resource Center helps many in our community with fulfilling their dreams.