Honoring Loved Ones Together
Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and parts of the United States on or around November 2nd. On this holiday, people remember and honor their deceased loved ones.
It is a festive and colorful holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed on. People visit cemeteries to decorate the graves and to be in the presence of their deceased friends and family members. They also create Ofrendas in their homes in honor of those who have passed.
The day is a unique aspect of Mexican culture passed down through generations, beginning well before the arrival of Europeans. UNESCO named the celebration as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2008.
Schedule of Events for the 9th Annual Día de Muertos/ Day of the Dead 2019
Kid’s Workshop (Crafts related to Día de Muertos)
Introduce children to this important tradition as they make sugar skulls, papel picado, colorful paper skulls, and other fun activities.
- Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
- Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
- Location: Greensboro Central Public Library
Main Event: Exhibition Opening and Performance Event
Ofrendas Exhibition and performances by Ballet Folklórico Mexican Tradition by Julio Ruiz and Los Viejitos.
- Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
- Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Location: Center for Visual Artists and the Van Dyke Performance Space (1st floor)
The Ofrendas Exhibition at the Center for Visual Artists will remain on display from November 2nd through November 9th, 12:00 – 5:00 pm.
Workshop about Calaveritas (piñatas with candy and paper skull that can be painted)
- Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
- Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
- Location: Art Quest (Greensboro Cultural Center)
All events (except the Kids Workshop) will take place at the Greensboro Cultural Center located at 200 North Davie Street.
All events are free and open to the public.