Make an Altar
Want to share your love for your ancestors? Bring your altar to Thanksgiving Point to show the community!
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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.
October 27, 2018
Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point
11:00am Yunuen Carrillo & Mariachi
12:00pm Raices de Mi Tierra
12:30pm Ballet Folklorico Sapuchi
1:00pm Catrina Contest
1:20pm Benjamin Cuque (BYU dancers)
2:00pm Trio Los Charros
3:00pm Bailando con el corozon & Folklore Latino
4:00pm Hermanos de los Andes
5:00pm Catrina Contest
5:30pm Ballet de las Americas
6:00pm Latino Roots
7:00pm Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl
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