Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day of the Dead

On the first of November, many Mexican and Latin American families celebrate the Day of the Deadhonoring deceased loved ones.  Here are a few Day of the Dead celebrations happening in Kansas City.  Check them out!

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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Celebrate Day of the Dead at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on November 4th, 1-4pm.  The event is FREE and family friendly.  Live music and dancing, art, and more! 
From their website... 
"View the Altar Installation | Friday, October 26, through Sunday, November 4

Dedicated to Carlos Fuentes and Chavela Vargas

View the installation, honoring author Carlos Fuentes and singer Chavela Vargas, created by international artist Betsabeי Romero and local artists. Write your own remembrance note in Kirkwood Hall and add it to the ribbon display. Please note: items left on the display will not be returned."
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From their website...
"Dia de los Muertos Family Day at USKC
Saturday November 3, 10am – Noon | Admission Free, Space Limited Pre-registration encouraged
Arts and crafts and more will help kids and families celebrate the Mexican holiday of remembrance of those who have departed.
Every autumn Monarch Butterflies, which have summered up north in the United States and Canada, return to Mexico for the winter protection of the oyamel fir trees. The local inhabitants welcome back the returning butterflies, which they believe bear the spirits of their departed. The spirits to be honored during Los Dias de los Muertos.
Los Dias de los Muertos, the Days of the Dead, is a traditional Mexico holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Los Dias de los Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a time of remembering and rejoicing."

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