Oct. 29, 2016 to Oct. 30, 2016
MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts)
1900 Kane Street
Houston, TX 77007
WHAT: Dia de los Muertos Festival presented by the Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts (MECA)
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2016 & Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11 am to 6 pm
WHERE: MECA, 1900 Kane Street Houston, Texas 77007
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 1 and 2, is 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 Ofrenda Exhibition, 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. Check out our webstie for more enclosed material that tell some of the history of this celebration and also of some of the wonderful traditions that MECA will observe during these two days.
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