What is Día de Muertos? Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a uniquely Mexican festivity and Latin American tradition observed annually on November 1st and 2nd. Día de 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 twenty-second year, MECA’s event has flourished into a month long event of festivities. It features altar exhibitions, community workshops, and a two day festival. MECA’s 2023 Día de Muertos will be 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 in-person & online.
Volunteer for our Dia de Muertos Festival! You can sign up for any shifts, however we do expect commitment to these shifts. Please submit a completed volunteer application to: John Taylor De La Garza, Volunteer Coordinator Email: email@example.com Phone: 713 802 9370