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Día de Muertos A Month-Long Celebration

October 23, 2020

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 29, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on November 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 7, 2020


senderos-girlsDía de Muertos A Month-Long Celebration

We invite you to join us in a month-long series of virtual programs and self-guided outdoor experiences to learn more about the history and traditions of Día de Muertos.

Beginning October 21st – Browse Chalk Art Circles in Abbott Square

Take a walk through Abbott Square for chalk drawings by local Latinx artists. Stay tuned for artist spotlights.

October 22nd – Video Tutorial: Calavera Face Paint with Evelyn Salguero

Calavera (skull) is a familiar symbol of Dia de Muertos celebration that represents the departed soul folks honor on their altar. Learn from local artist Evelyn Salguero in a video tutorial how to paint your (or someone else’s) face with the vibrant calavera. The video will be posted here on October 22nd for you to follow along at your leisure.

October 29th – Video Performance: Senderos’ Centeotl Danza y Baile dance performance

Come back here as we drop a virtual performance by Centeotl Danza y Baile filmed at Evergreen Cemetery. Learn about the dance and its significance in an interview with Maestras Jenny Robles, Magdalena Vega, and Chanel Robles. The video will be posted here on October 29th for you to enjoy.

November 1st, 12-3:30pm, Pop-Up Installation: Community Altars & Ribbons at Evergreen Cemetery

Stroll through Evergreen Cemetery in a self-guided walking tour of community ofrendas (altars) and view of a community-sourced ribbon installation Recordando Recuerdos. MAH staff members will be on-site to maintain a safe viewing experience. Masks and social distancing are required.

November 2nd – Educational Video: Día de Muertos History Lesson

Enjoy a prerecorded video of the MAH’s Education Coordinator, Oscar Paz, at Evergreen Cemetery for a quick history of Día de Muertos and some traditions surrounding the holiday. A great video for educators and anyone interested in learning more about Día de Muertos while staying safe at home. The video will be posted here on November 2nd for all to enjoy and share.

November 2nd-7th – Pop-Up Installation: Community Ofrenda at the MAH

Take a moment to pause with a community altar (ofrenda). The ofrenda welcomes your stories of loved ones who have passed. Altars are built to honor the dead, welcome them to the living world, and celebrate with the offerings placed on the altar. Stop by the MAH to view the ofrenda and hold space for reflection.

November 5th – Video Performance: Ensamble Musical de Senderos Musical Performance

Bring the beautiful music of Día de Muertos to your home thanks to Ensamble Musical de Senderos in a prerecorded musical performance filmed at Evergreen Cemetery. The video will be posted here on November 5th for you to enjoy and share.


Abbott Square
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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