PNA Día de los Muertos Celebration honors death and life

PNA Día de los Muertos Celebration honors death and life
By mattc

CeAtl Tonalli leads a traditional procession around the neighborhood during the Día de los Muertos Celebration on Sat, Nov. 5. Photo: Rand Peterson

Our Día de los Muertos Celebration brought together hundreds of community members on Nov. 5 to commemorate the dead and celebrate life with the dedication of a traditional ofrenda, performances, food and drink, and fun activities.

Local poet and teacher Raúl Sánchez built the ofrenda and led a moving dedication to the deceased during the event. Read our interview with Raúl to learn more about how he shapes this important, beautiful tradition each year.

Click through the photo galleries below to see our Día de los Muertos Celebration!

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Photos: Rand Peterson

We were also thrilled to welcome all the performers! Despite the forecasted atmospheric river, we had great weather and CeAtl Tonalli led a wonderful procession around the neighborhood.

Our 2019 festival was the last performance for Grupo Folklorico before the pandemic and their spirited performance at our Día de los Muertos Celebration was their last of the 2022 season—a full circle moment. We also loved seeing performances by Bailadores de Bronce and preschoolers from Jump on Languages, who operates programs in our Blue Building.

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Photos: Rand Peterson

Local restaurants Luna Azul and La Conasupo Taqueria & Snack Shop sold out of many items and were bustling all day. Craft rooms were busy with children beading, coloring, getting temporary tattoos, and making festive paper flowers.

Thank you to everyone who participated in, supported, and attended our Día de los Muertos Celebration! If you would like to help with next year’s event, please email our Community Projects Manager Mary Campbell at [email protected].


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