Día de los Muertos Parade & Festival

October 27, 2018
A celebration of one of Mexico’s most distinctive holiday.

What is "Dia de los Muertos"?

It’s a special day when people dedicate time to honor deceased relatives, satirize the living and entice the spirits to visit with intricate, flower, decorated altars and offerings of food.

The event is presented in partnerships with the Memphis Brooks Museum.

The community celebration at the Brooks will offer art-making activities, face painting, music, costumed performers and dance performances.

The festival begins at the Brooks at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. and admission is free. There will be a small charge for face-painting.

Throughout the day, Mariachi and several Catrinas (opulently dressed skeleton figures based on José Luis Posada’s icon of death) will also appear at the Brooks.

Memphians are invited to join the celebration by bringing a copy of a photograph of a deceased loved one to place on a community altar. Please make sure the photograph is not the original copy.

What is "Dia de los Muertos"?

It’s a special day when people dedicate time to honor deceased relatives, satirize the living and entice the spirits to visit with intricate, flower, decorated altars and offerings of food.

The event is presented in partnerships with the Memphis Brooks Museum.

The community celebration at the Brooks will offer art-making activities, face painting, music, costumed performers and dance performances.

The festival begins at the Brooks at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. and admission is free. There will be a small charge for face-painting.

Throughout the day, Mariachi and several Catrinas (opulently dressed skeleton figures based on José Luis Posada’s icon of death) will also appear at the Brooks.

Memphians are invited to join the celebration by bringing a copy of a photograph of a deceased loved one to place on a community altar. Please make sure the photograph is not the original copy.

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