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Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in the Albuquerque Area

In Albuquerque, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations take place over several weeks in October and November, although the holiday is traditionally celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd.

Families remember deceased loved ones and honor them by building offering altars (ofrendas) where sugar skulls are placed, along with offerings of pan de muertos (bread). The holiday is festive although the subject may not be, as spirits are welcomed back into peoples' lives for another year.

The Marigold Parade and Festival takes place in Albuquerque's South Valley on the first Sunday in November.


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Artist Noel Chilton recounts her personal experience with the Mexican tradition, and then guides you through a mini Muerto-in-a-box exercise, using paper and clay constructions. It will be a somewhat ...


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Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, knowledgeable local artists to learn about the meaning...


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  • November 4, 2016
  • Location: KiMo Theatre
  • 423 Central Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Phone: 505-768-3522
  • Admission: $10-$12

This year's program honors the ancestors through poetry, music and art offerings. Today in the Mexican Diaspora and beyond, we still honor the cycles of life & death blossoming into beauty throug...


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The National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to offer children's programming on the first Saturday morning of every month. This is a fun and engaging docent and artist-led family program. Familie...