Dia de Muertos

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Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

11 am - 8 pm

 

Performance Schedule

11:00 am: Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl
11:30 am: Ballet Juvenil Eck
12:00 pm: Yunuen Carrillo y Mariachi
1:00 pm: Ballet folclórico Sapichu
1:30 pm: Danza y Color
2:00 pm: Mexico, Danza y Folclor
2:30 pm: Mi Viejo San Simon, Utah
3:00 pm: Ballet folclorico de las Américas
4:00 pm: Trio los Charros
4:45 pm: Concurso de Catrinas
5:00 pm: Bailando con el corazón
6:00 pm: Ballet folclórico Quetzalcoatl
7:00 pm: Ballet folclórico Tollan

Adult: $8
Child (3-12 years old): $2
2 and younger: FREE

Thanksgiving Point members receive 10% off.

 

Join us for the Latin American holiday Dia de Muertos at Thanksgiving Point! Legend has it that on Dia de Muertos, the dead join us as a part of our community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with loved ones. Members of the community are invited to build an altar (or ofrenda) inviting a loved one to enjoy the fragrance of marigolds and delicious pan de Muerto (bread of the dead). A community ofrenda will be available at the event to write notes or share mementos in celebration of souls no longer on Earth.

The Show Barn will be filled with the sights and sounds of Dia de Muertos, including the most familiar symbol of Dia de Muertos, artful calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), appearing everywhere enjoying life, often in fancy clothes, and in entertaining situations. Dancers representing the colorful traditions of Latin American countries perform along with mariachi bands, singers, and storytellers. Don't miss this mix of family history, beautiful art, lively music, and delicious food. 

Special Activities:

  • Tissue paper flowers
  • Decorating Nicho Boxes
  • Decorating construction paper (picture frames) for an ofrenda
  • Coloring pages
  • Community ofrenda
  • Community alfombra (saw dust tapestry)
  • Best decorated face mask contest (Masks must be decorated prior to arrival)(Ongoing)
  • Best Ofrenda contest (Evening)
  • Best Catrina/Catrin Contest (Evening)

 

EN ESPANOL

 

Build An Ofrenda

Want to share your love for your ancestors? Bring your ofrenda to Thanksgiving Point to show the community!

2021 ofrendas are currently full. Check back next year!

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