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    40th Annual Dia de los Muertos

    Presented by at Centro Cultural Aztlan

    November 2 - November 10, 2017

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    40th Annual Dia de los Muertos

    Celebrate one of the most meaningful and recognizable Mexican traditions with Centro Cultural Aztlan!

    Since 1977, Centro Cultural has welcomed tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Dia de los Muertos Celebration in San Antonio paying tribute to this special tradition.

    Centro Cultural Aztlan celebrates the Annual Dia de los Muertos with a group exhibition of Altares y Ofrendas on November 2. Community artists are invited to create altares in our gallery and help facilitate a dialogue examining the history and traditions of this cultural festivity. The event illustrates the artistic, cultural, and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian/Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life. Every aspect of this event and tradition is to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed on. Photographs of loved ones alongside offerings like food and drink grace the alters commemorate their time on earth while offering things for their journey to the next life. Marigolds incense, and candles celebrate life. The entire gallery is transformed into a giant installation revisiting loved ones and celebrating life.


    Altar artists include:
    Andy Villarreal
    Don Nuñez
    Maria Isabel Aguilar
    Pat Jimenez and Sylvia Lozano
    Sylvia Sanchez
    Diana Martinez & S.O.L.O.S., Survivors of a loved one's Suicide Group
    Minerva Ortiz
    JD Morera
    Holy Cross Spanish Class Students
    and students from St. Anthony High School.

    Catrina runway show by Designer Henry de Leon

    Opening reception Thursday, Nov. 2 from 6-9 p.m. Suggested admission: $3. Kids and students are free.

    View our exhibit of “Altares y Ofrendas” by community artists and students, enjoy pan de muerto, ponche de frutas, and other treats as you visit with friends. Shop for special Dia de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists and artisans in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”.

    Be prepared to dance when the drum rhythms of the Carnaval de San Anto dance troupe arrive to lead us in danzas choreographed for the festive occasion! Suggested admission: $3

    Exhibit can be viewed Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. until Nov. 10, 2017.


    Centro Cultural Aztlan

    1800 Fredericksburg Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78201

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    Admission Info:

    $3 suggested donation (adults)
    Students and kids free


    General Day and Time Info:

    Opening reception Thursday, Nov. 2 6-9PM



    Phone: 210-432-1896

    Parking: personal vehicle


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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