Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos in the Heights is centered on Casa Ramirez Art Gallery.
214 W 19th St, in the middle of the Heights 19th St shopping district.

Day of the Dead - Casa Ramirez

Casa Ramirez Postcard-Celebrating Ancestors

Originally a pre-Columbian indigenous tradition of honoring the dead. It is now a combination of ancient beliefs and religious teachings.
This year the celebration is on November 1st & 2nd; All Saints Days and All Souls Day.
If you’ve been to Mexico this time of year you’ve seen the stands of sugar skulls and the huge arrays skeleton dolls. These are at Casa Ramirez Folk Art Gallery all year long, but of course they now take center stage.
Macario and Chrissie Ramirez celebrate Day of the Dead the entire month of October. The public ofrenda (altar) was being built the other day. Each Saturday morning at 10 am Macario teaches a free one hour class on these traditions and building your own personal ofrenda.
Saturday, November 2nd is the official public reception for the Altar exhibit.

Be there before that though. At dusk is the sidewalk procession from Heights Blvd at 19th St.
There is also a sugar skull making demonstration Saturday 10/26/13 at 2 pm…free.

South of the Heights, in Historic Sixth Ward is MECA, Multicultural Education and Counseling through Arts.

MECA offers Altar Exhibit Tours 10/21/13 – 11/22/13. See MECA Day of the Dead Website. They are located off Houston Ave, near Washington Ave.

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