Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future
Retablos33 Exhibition Opening &
Blessing of the Altars
Saturday October 17th, 2020 | 7PM - 10PM
Virtual Festival Days
Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | Time TBA
Sunday, November 1st, 2020 | Time TBA
Retablos33 Silent Auction
Friday, November 6th, 2020
Volunteer with MECA during the Dia de los Muertos Festival.
Call us at 713 802 9370
What is Dia de los Muertos?
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a uniquely Mexican festivity and Latin American tradition observed annually on November 1st and 2nd. Día de los Muertos is a culmination of pre-Colombian heritage and Catholic influence honoring the souls of the dead in a lively, cheerful celebration. Our ancestors and dearly departed are beckoned to return in a spirited show of music, dance, theater, visual art and most essentially through a display of altars, or ofrendas. Vibrant marigolds, papel picado, food, water, Christian Saints and symbols adorn heartfelt altars in hope that these honored souls might accept our invitation.
Now in its twentieth anniversary, MECA’s event has flourished into a month long event of festivities. It features altar and retablo exhibitions, community workshops, and a two day virtual festival. MECA’s Día de los Muertos: Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Future, is normally held at MECA’s colorful, art-filled campus located at the nationally recognized historic Dow School in the heart of Houston’s Old Sixth Ward. We hope you will join us for this vital community-wide cultural celebration online.
More details for Dia De Los Muertos 2020 will come as we conclude our digital planning. Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm for our vital event.