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 Dia De Muertos Celebration | Day of the Dead Celebration
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Dia De Muertos Celebration | Day of the Dead Celebration

Dia de Muertos Celebration (Day of the Dead)

WHERE: Grand Ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center
WHEN: Friday November 2nd, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
COST: Free

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Huitzilopochtli Aztec Dancers Performance at 5:30pm

After creating an Ofrenda (altar) together on October 31st, everyone is invited to come and celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with festivities at the Cultural Center. Face Painting, Huitzilopochtli Aztec Dancers live performance, kids crafts and activities, live music, food and drink. All event activities are free to the public and for all ages to enjoy.

Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in central and southern Mexico at the beginning of November. While this coincides with the Catholic holiday, All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, indigenous people combined this with their ancient belief of honoring their deceased loved ones. It is believed that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all angelitos (children) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. Then, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities prepared for them.


Día de Muertos

Dónde: Gran salón del Centro Cultural Chehalem
Cuándo: Viernes 2 de noviembre, de 5 a 8pm
Costo: gratis

Danza folklórica de Huitzilopochtli - comienza a las 5:30pm

Después de crear el altar de ofrendas juntos el 31 de octubre, todos están cordialmente invitados a venir a celebrar el día de muertos en el centro cultural. Habrá danza folklórica en vivo del grupo Hutzilopochtli, artesanías y manualidades para niños, música en vivo, comida y bebida. Todas las actividades serán gratuitas para el público de todas las edades.

El día de los muertos se celebra en México a principios de noviembre. Aunque este día coincide con una fiesta católica (el día de todos los santos), los pueblos indígenas combinaron sus creencias con las creencias católicas para honrar a sus familiares y seres queridos que habían fallecido. Una de las creencias de este día es que las puertas del cielo se abren a la media noche el 31 de octubre, y los despiertos y angelitos tienen permitido reunirse con sus familias por 24 horas. Es entonces cuando los espíritus y las almas de los adultos también vienen a celebrar y disfrutar las ofrendas que se les han dejado.


OFRENDA DOWNTOWN | Wednesday October 31, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Butler Square
We welcome the community to add items to the ofrenda in celebration of the lives of family members that have passed.  We will provide items to add to the alter, and everyone is welcome to bring items of their own.  

CELEBRATION | Friday, November 2nd, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Chehalem Cultural Center
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate with festivities at the Cultural Center.  
There will be performances, face-painting, decorating sugar skulls, and refreshments.  

All event activities are free to the public and for all ages to enjoy. 

Face Painting, Huitzilopochtli Aztec Dancers live performance, kids crafts and activities, live music, food and drink!

Huitzilopochtli Aztec Dancers Performance begins at 5:30pm!


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Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Oct
31
to Nov 2

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in central and southern Mexico at the beginning of November. While this coincides with the Catholic holiday, All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, indigenous people combined this with their ancient belief of honoring their deceased loved ones.  It is believed that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all angelitos (children) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. Then, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities prepared for them.  

This is celebrated by the building of ofrendas (alters), and community festivities that celebrate the time the living can share with the dead.  The tradition of the ofrenda is to create a mainstay to greet the spirits when they arrive with candies, toys, tamales, chocolates, breads, candles, fruit, mole, mezcal, as well as photos, fashion magazines, cigars or folk art skeletons... and every ofrenda has pan de muerto and sugar skulls!

As a part of Latin American Heritage month, we invite the community to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos over the course of three days, trying to bring a more historic/authentic experience of this Mexican tradition. 


OFRENDA FOR ANGELITOS | Tuesday, October 31, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Butler Square
We welcome the community to come and bring items to add to an ofrenda that will be set up in Butler Square in celebration of the lives of children that have passed.  We will provide items to add to the alter, and everyone is welcome to bring items of their own.  

OFRENDA FOR ADULTS | Wednesday, November 1st, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Butler Square
We welcome the community to add items to the ofrenda in celebration of the lives of children and now adults that have passed.  We will provide items to add to the alter, and everyone is welcome to bring items of their own.  

CELEBRATION | Thursday, November 2nd, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Chehalem Cultural Center
Everyone is invited again to come and celebrate with festivities at the Cultural Center.  
There will be performances, face-painting, decorating sugar skulls, and refreshments.  

All event activities are free to the public and for all ages to enjoy. 

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Performance by Kevin Locke
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Performance by Kevin Locke

Kevin Locke is a world renowned hoop dancer, indigenous flute player and traditional story teller.   

Kevin is Lakota and Anishnabe.  While his instructions were received from his immediate family and community, from extended family in every part of the world, Kevin has learned many lessons in global citizenship and how we each can draw from our individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization embracing and celebrating our collective heritage.

Kevin’s goal is to empower today’s youth in culture and “raise awareness of the Oneness we share as human beings.”  His belief in the unity of humankind is expressed dramatically in the traditional Hoop Dance which illustrates “the roles and responsibilities that all human beings have within the hoops (circles) of life.

THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Doors open at 6:30;  Show begins @ 7:00


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