The Hughes Family Tribute Center will present its seventh Día de los Muertos Celebración on two days, Tuesday, November 2 and Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Crown Hill Memorial Park. The cemetery, located in the Bachman Lake area, is traditionally visited by families on Día de los Muertos. The Celebración builds on this tradition by presenting an opening parade; dance performances by Grupo Pakal, specializing in Mayan dance presentations; live mariachi music by Mariachi Lone Star; community art projects; children’s entertainment; a live concert by Latin band, Fusión Latina; a screening of the movie, Coco; and food and beverage concessions.
This year the Celebración will feature the original costumes and decorations of artist Ricardo Alarcon. His work will explore the heritage and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos and teach more people about this important Mexican and Central American cultural heritage and its celebration of the indigenous traditions. The artistic presentation will build on the authentic Mexican tradition of families gathering in cemeteries to connect with their loved ones who are buried there. The purpose is to create an evocative atmosphere conveying the feelings of connectedness with family that Día de los Muertos represents. The holiday's rituals honoring the dead dates back 3,000 years in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.
The Celebración is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
4:00 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 6, 2021
4:00 to 8:30 pm
For specific performance and event schedules each day, please visit https://www.facebook.com/HughesFTC