Dia de los Muertos Festivities in the Dallas area
The Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (or “Day of the Dead” for the non-Spanish speaking readers) is coming up this weekend. The holiday will take place on Sunday, November 1st, and carry over until Monday, the 2nd. Here in Dallas, the exciting celebrations will begin as early as Friday. We’ve put together a list of some of the best in the area – all of which are sure to keep you well-fed and entertained.
The Latino Cultural Center
The Latino Cultural Center will be featuring their take on the holiday. They’ll be bringing historic festivities all the way from Mexico to Dallas, Texas. The Dia de los Muertos activities will be taking place out on their patio, with everything from food to dances. The Cultural Center will also be bringing in different music and dance acts. Altars that remember loved ones in true Day of the Dead fashion will also be featured.
The Cultural Center is sure to be a hit for those wanting to celebrate and feel the authenticity. It will be taking place on Friday evening, beginning at 6pm. Reservations are required due to large group limitations, but it is free. Visit “Art and Seek’s” website here to learn more about it or get tickets. You can check out the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas’s Facebook page for more info.
The festival is always a hit. Despite everything going on this year, it’s sure to still be. We hope you and your families will be able to pay them a visit and show your support.
Las Colinas Day of the Dead Fest
Another of the largest celebrations will be taking place at the Toyota Music Factory’s Texas Lottery Plaza in Irving, TX. The Las Colinas Day of the Dead Fest will be taking place on Saturday, October 31st. The city of Las Colinas, Toyota Music Factory, and the United States – Mexico Cultural and Education Foundation are putting on this festival. It’ll feature great music and all the festivities one might expect of a Dia de los Muertos and be an educational event with plans to let guests learn first-hand about Mexican culture. You can also experience the festival from the comfort of your own home, live on the Las Colinas Day of the Dead Fest Facebook page. Visit the Facebook page for more details on this enticing festival.
CocoAndré Community Altar
Hispanic master-chocolatier Andrea Pedraza and her store, CocoAndré, will be presenting a very sweet Dia de los Muertos festival this year. Located on 7th Street in the city of Dallas, the shop will be opening their doors to the public to feature a community altar to honor their dead. CocoAndré has the best truffles, Mexican chocolate, and dirty horchata in town. Their celebration will be taking place on Sunday and Monday night, from 6 to 10 pm. Bring something to add to the altar in remembrance of your loved ones for this event. Much like the Latino Cultural Center’s festival, you’ll have to get your free tickets online to attend. Pay a visit to CocoAndré’s Facebook page for info and the link to get your tickets.
We hope that you’ll be able to show your support for any of these fantastic festivals this year, taking the opportunity to remember those loved ones that Dia de los Muertos is all about.
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