Known in English as Day of the Dead, the Dia De los Muertes Festival is life-affirming celebration of the eternal cycle of life has been observed for centuries. Day of
Known in English as Day of the Dead, the Dia De los Muertes Festival is life-affirming celebration of the eternal cycle of life has been observed for centuries. Day of the Dead combines ancient and colonial traditions, folk customs, and spiritual beliefs. Celebrated in Mexican and Latin American communities on November 1 and 2, Día de los Muertos is a powerful, symbolic way to honor relatives and friends who have died.
Traditionally, families assemble altars in their homes laden with offerings of food and drink to nourish the spirits on their long journey back home. Flowers, candles, clay figurines, sugar skeletons with the names of the deceased, and personal messages to the spirits are placed on the altars.
Exemplifying TAM’s mission of connecting people through art, Tacoma Art Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos Festival has grown over the past fifteen years, bringing together community organizations, schools, families, and individuals to create altars, celebrate, and share.
Join Tacoma Art Museum and partners in celebrating the 16th Annual Día de los Muertos virtually Saturday, October 31-Sunday, November 15.
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