With the spooktacular holiday Halloween coming up it can be fun to see what other Halloween themed traditions are celebrated by other cultures. One of the most popular Mexican celebrations is El Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. This holiday remembers and honors loved ones that have departed by decorating the streets and cemeteries, and preparing special dishes, mostly in the shape of skulls.
If going to Mexico doesn’t fit your schedule you can celebrate here at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Saturday, October 29 from 5-8 p.m. There will be live entertainment, artists, dancers and you can learn how to make sugar skull candy and papel picado, paper cut into elaborate designs, and don’t forget your complimentary face painting.
You can see Aztec dancers, the “Mariachis San Juan de Colorado,” flamenco dances, Mexican loteria (bingo) or visit the storyteller. Admission is $8 for adults or $7 for a member, $6 child or $5 member child and if you come in costume with a painted skeleton face you get $1 off admission. For more information click here.
If you need more than one night to celebrate Chicano Humanities and Art Council is having their celebration of life show that runs from Friday, October 21-Friday, November 4. On October 21st there will be Mexican refreshments, Aztec dancers and face painting. The gallery will be open from 6-9 p.m. They are located at 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.