What Is Dia de Los Muertos?

The Day of the Dead or in Spanish, Dia de Muerto is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures.

The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

It is particularly celebrated in Mexico.

The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the Christian triduum of Hallowmas: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Claudia Towell with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art shared information about the celebration and we got a lesson on make-up for the events.

Dia de Los Muertos celebration10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Dia de Los Muertos evening celebration
Saturday
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue

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