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Desert Dance at Dia de los Muertos Celebration – La Procesión (Phoenix)
November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION
DATE: November 2, 2019 – November 3, 2019
TIME: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
PRICE: Included with membership or paid Garden admission
Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, AZ
Desert Dance Theatre performs as Katrin y Katrina with Los Calacotes in La Procesión from 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Celebrate the tradition of Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with a two-day festival filled with music, dance and storytelling. Children will love the crafts and face painting, and the whole family will enjoy the Mercado filled with art, jewelry and other wares. Each day ends with La Procesión, a procession through the Garden by all the performers and audience members, concluding with a traditional burning of troubles. La Procesión represents the ancient tradition of marching as a community to burial sites in order to honor those who have passed.
El Mercado (10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.): Visit with local and international artists and vendors at the Garden’s Mercado. From paintings, sculptures and photographs to traditional pastries–discover elements of the American Southwest, Mexico, Latin America and beyond.
Ofrenda Exhibit: Ofrenda, or Offering, is part of the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. The altars are original pieces specifically created for this celebration by local artists.
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