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Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Festival
Saturday November 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Celebrate Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring the dead with food, drink, and festivities.
It’s a time to commemorate the dead and celebrate their lives with family and friends. Our free celebration will begin with a community procession and dedication of a traditional altar for offerings to the deceased. Bring your offerings (pictures, mementos, small items) to the Phinney Center before or during the event to be included on the altar. (You can pick them back up at the Phinney Center by November 11 or take them back with you).
Come and enjoy live music and dance, decorate sugar skulls, do arts & crafts, get your face painted, eat delicious food, and drink Mexican hot chocolate.
The procession starts in the Phinney Center Upper Parking Lot at 3 pm.
Please note: This event is free and open to all! Some crafts and activities do have a suggested donation of $2. If you are able to contribute, please bring a bit of cash. ¡Gracias!
3:00 pm – Festival begins: meet in Community Plaza for the procession – CeAtl Tonalli Aztec Dancers perform and lead procession
4:00 pm – Community altar in the Blue Building is dedicated by Raúl Sánchez
4:30 pm – Performance by students from PNA’s Phinney Cooperative Prescholar en Español (PCPE).
5:00 pm –Marco Cortes performance
6:00 pm – Grupo Folklorico Citlali performance
6:45 pm – PCPE raffle drawing
7:00 pm – event ends
Mexican Hot Chocolate – $2 donation to benefit PCPE Spanish Language Preschool Co-op
Pan de Muerto – $2 donation to benefit PCPE
Paper flower making
Picture frame decorating
Sugar skull decorating
Chocolate skull decorating
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