Dia de los Muertos
Sunday, October 31, 2010
1900 Kane Street
Houston, Texas, United States 77007
This October 30th and 31st, MECA proudly presents Dia De Los Muertos: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future. Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Latin American holiday that honors and celebrates the lives of family and friends who have gone before us. Different countries celebrate Dia de los Muertos in their own unique way. The common theme that runs through the two-day celebration, traditionally held November 1st and 2nd, i...s the belief that the dead return home, visit loved ones, and feast on their favorite foods. A playful mockery of death and a reaffirmation of life are demonstrated through music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. MECA's event features Dia de los Muertos celebrations from throughout Latin America, with an altar exhibit competition, foods from the Americas, vendors selling authentic Latin American Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts, and a Calavera Fashion Show. This festival truly is a community cultural event celebrating our ancestors and Latin American traditions. MECA Dia de los Muertos: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future is held at MECA's colorful, art-filled campus located at the nationally recognized historic Dow School in Houston's Old Sixth Ward.
The event will provide a unique opportunity for those unfamiliar with this tradition to learn how countries throughout the Latin American world celebrate this day, which is commonly known in other cultures as All Souls Day. The enclosed material tells some of the history of this celebration and also of some of the wonderful traditions that MECA will observe during these two days. MECA is requesting your support to help make this event a success.
October 30th, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
October 31st, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
LGM will close the festival on October 31st, at 5pm!