Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
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Youth Dance Friday, October 31, 7 – 11 pm
Festival and Dance Saturday, November 1, 10 am – midnight
Monday Night Activity Monday, November 5-8 pm
Join us for the Latin American holiday Dia de los Muertos at Thanksgiving Point! Legend has it that on Dia de los Muertos, the dead join us as a part of our community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with loved ones. Members of the community are invited to build an altar inviting a loved one to enjoy the fragrance of marigolds and delicious pan de Muerto (bread of the dead). A community altar will be available at the event to write notes or share mementos in celebration of souls no longer on Earth.
The Show Barn will be filled with the sights and sounds of Dia de los Muertos, including the most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos, artful calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), appearing everywhere enjoying life, often in fancy clothes, and in entertaining situations. Don't miss this mix of family history, beautiful art, lively music, and delicious food. Dancers representing the colorful traditions of Latin American countries perform along with mariachi bands, singers, and storytellers.
By popular request, we've added some fun new elements! A youth dance on Friday, October 31 from 7 to 11 pm will be a place for good, clean fun in a room packed with students dancing to a live DJ. Enjoy high energy and interaction as well as a kickin’ sound system to dance the night away. To close out our Dia de los Muertos celebration, on Saturday, November 1 we'll have music and dancing for all ages from 8 pm until midnight. Finally, there is also a special Monday Night Activity centered on the arts and culture of Dia de los Muertos for families to explore this remarkable event.
Adults: $8/in advance, $10/day-of
Kids 12 and under: Free
For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone please call 801.768.2300. Service fees apply.
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