MECA presents Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future
Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2017
MECA invites you to join our annual Día De Los Muertos Festival: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future, on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, from 11 am to 7 pm.
A traditional Latin American holiday, Día de los Muertos honors and celebrates the lives of family and friends who have gone before us. Different countries have their own unique Día de los Muertos traditions. However, the common beliefs of the two-day celebration—traditionally held November 1 and 2, and coinciding with the Christian All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days—are 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, theater, and visual arts.
MECA’s Día de los Muertos Festival: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future is held at our colorful, art-filled campus located at the nationally recognized historic Dow School in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward—a historic neighborhood located in the Washington Avenue Arts District.
Our Festival is truly a community cultural event, celebrating our ancestors and Latin American traditions. Everybody is invited to join us to learn how various cultures in Latin America commemorate and honor their departed, and connect those customs to their own cultural heritage and traditions.
MECA’s Día de los Muertos Festival: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future is a FREE event and is open to the public. Appropriate for all ages.