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6 free Seattle-area events to celebrate Día de los Muertos

Honor this centuries-old Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead, a time to remember and honor loved ones who have died.

 

Behind the abundant skulls and skeletons of Día de los Muertos is a notion that’s more tender than macabre. This Mexican holiday is a time to remember and honor loved ones who have died, through special foods, offerings, artwork and other traditions. Families can experience this centuries-old celebration at the following events (many King County Library branches also are offering related events and activities): 


 

Friday, November 2

El Centro de la Raza 14th annual Dia de los Muertos

The theme for this year's event is: "Viva la Lucha, la Resistancia y la Esperanza! – Long live the Struggle, the Resistance, and Hope!" Dinner and entertainment. Admission free. 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

2524 16th Ave S

 

Saturday, November 3

Day of the Dead Festival

A neighborhood procession will begin this celebration, featuring an altar, music, dance, crafts, sugar skull decorating. You can buy Mexican hot chocolate and Pan de Muerto. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N

 


Sunday, November 4

Tacoma Art Museum Dia de Los Muertos celebration

This free community event includes community altars, Aztec dancers, sand tapete, food and art-making. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave

 

 

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