Dia De Los Muertos is the November 1st Mexican Holiday that is widely celebrated in other cultures in Central and South America and now also in Charlotte! The day is a celebration by family and friends who have passed away and help support them on their spiritual journey. Traditional events include building altars or ofrendas where gifts are offered to the departed such as their favorite foods, flowers, and elaborately decorated sugar skulls.
Want to get in on the action? There are several events in Charlotte celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with particular events that feature local artists:
From 5pm – 8pm Join local artist Rosalia Torres Weiner and two local activists in a discussion about Weiner’s Dreamer Mural at the UNCC Center City Building.
The event will also have face painting, sugar skulls, dancing, and sangria!
This Free and open to the public annual event sponsored by the Latin American Coalition and held at the Levine Museum of the New South is full of dancing, traditional foods, and activities. While at the Museum be sure to visit their newest exhibition Nuevolution, featuring the work of 14 Latino artists throughout! Check out this video from the 2011 event.
Find more information on the McColl Center Website.