Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Event at 2020 J Street

Tagged in: Weekend, Cool & Unique

The Latino Center of Art and Culture presents the 8th Annual Panteón de Sacramento, a 48 hour two-day program celebrating Día de los Muertos on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2017.

The Panteón de Sacramento (Sacramento's Cemetery) is an urban re-creation of Día de los Muertos that takes place in small village cemeteries throughout Mexico.

​Día de los Muertos is a traditional Meso-American holiday dedicated to the ancestors; it honors both death and the cycle of life. In Mexico, neighbors gather in local graveyards to share food, music and fun with their families and extended community, both living and departed. In Sacramento, Día de los Muertos has been celebrated since the early 1970s, commensurate with the Latino Center of Art and Culture's (LCAC), formerly La Raza Galeria Posada (LRGP), founding in 1972.

This most personal of all Mexican holidays, Dia de los Muertos has become an international phenomenon in recent years, and acknowledges the belief that death is only another phase of life from which we both shrink from and celebrate. Whether in the day, or bathed in the light of the moon, upon entering Panteon de Sacramento one immediately feels that it is a place of memories and, the presence of those who have passed.

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