2020 Día De Los Muertos Festival:
Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future
We've concluded our Día De Los Muertos Festivities for 2020. We had over 500 attendees both virtually and in person!
Thank you to our amazing performers & artists for both days. We couldn't have done it with out you!
We hope to see you all next year!
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What is Día 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.