Dia de Muertos - A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed Set for Seattle Center Oct. 26-27
Seattle Center Festál presents Dia de Muertos - A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 27, in Seattle Center Armory. The "Day of the Dead" festival celebrates the art and spirituality of Mexican culture. In 2013, Dia de Muertos features the celebration's indigenous roots, "Rebirth in Ce Atl!." The opening ceremony showcases Mexica dancers from Ce Atl Tonalli.
Join in a celebration of Mexico's indigenous cultural roots and find out how immigrant communities have embraced the Pacific Northwest and made it home. Explore and experience the culture's roots through live performances, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Decorate sugar skulls known as "calaveritas," learn how to make paper flowers or participate in a myriad of other workshops and hands-on activities, view community altars and a cemetery or "panteón," and march in a musical procession honoring the lives of loved ones who have passed. This event is open and free to the public.
Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.
Dia de Muertos - A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed is produced in partnership with Dia de Muertos Committee and Latino City Employees for the first time this year. For more information on the festival, visit diademuertosfestivalseattle.org. Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.