Día de los Muertos ‘Day of the Dead’ at Denver’s Botanic Gardens

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Día de los Muertos ‘Day of the Dead’ at Denver’s Botanic Gardens

“Catrinas”, traditional figures from Mexican folklore. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Tired of celebrating Halloween with candy corn, pumpkin carving, and haunted mazes? Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is right around the corner, too—just the day after Halloween (Nov. 1). Marigolds, papel picado (decorative paper), candy skulls, skeleton figurines, and skull-shaped foods are just a few of the holiday’s many colorful traditions.

“Papel Picado” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

El Día de los Muertos has long been a staple of Mexican folklore. Families take the day to celebrate their deceased loved ones by hanging flowers in the streets, throwing parades, and building elaborate decorative altars in remembrance.

The Denver Botanic Gardens will showcase the holiday’s unique traditions on October 27th from 5-8pm, with live music, face painting, and a costume contest. Guests can also participate in activities like decorating sugar skulls, or sample traditional foods from special vendors before they tour the gardens.

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
5-8 p.m.

Admission:
$12 Adult
$10 Adult Member
$8 Child (ages 3-12)
$6 Child Member
Free for children 2 and under

Visit The Denver Botanic Gardens for more information.

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