Longmont Museum hosts Colorado’s largest Day of the Dead celebration
WHAT: Longmont Museum’s 16th anniversary celebration of El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. Attracting nearly 3,000 people annually, it’s the largest Día de los Muertos celebration in the state of Colorado. At this free event, attendees will enjoy live music and dancing, sugar skull decorating, traditional food, community altars, paper flower making, face painting, Lady Catrina and more. The celebration event is part of a month-long Día de los Muertos exhibition at the Museum, which runs until November 8, 2016. Altars for the dead, created by members of the community, are a central part of the exhibit along with an original mixed-media installation by local artists Carlos Fresquez and Francisco Zamora.
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 11 am – 3 pm, free admission
WHY: People of all cultures honor the memories of their ancestors. In many parts of Mexico, South America and the United States, El Día de los Muertos is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family and fun. The celebration demonstrates how a diverse community can come together to share a common desire – to honor our ancestors and keep their memories alive.
WHERE: The Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd. in Longmont, Colorado
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Longmont Museum is a center for art and culture in northern Colorado. The Museum engages the community in an exploration of history, art and science through exhibition, education, performance and the collection, preservation and interpretation of regional history. The new 250-seat, state-of-the-art Stewart Auditorium is designed to provide a premier performance space for small musical ensembles, films, lectures, theatre, dance and other events.