Dia de los Muertos • El Paso and Southern New Mexico
A celebration of Day of the Dead in El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico and Southern New Mexico
Friday, March 10, 2023
Scenes from Dia de los Muertos Events, Downtown El Paso, Texas, October 2022 - Part 1
Friday, September 23, 2022
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Dia de los Muertos Festival, Downtown El Paso, El Paso Arts District, October 23, 2021
Monday, October 12, 2020
CDC guidelines for Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead - 2020 - El Paso
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released guideline for celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone to take these guidelines seriously and do our best to protect our community.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Dia de los Muertos in El Paso - 2020
Dia de los Muertos events in the El Paso and Las Cruces area are proving to be few and far between for 2020, for obvious reasons. If you are aware of any events, please feel free to forward them and I'll get them posted.
If there are no events in the area this year, please celebrate in the safety of your home.
Take time to honor those in our community lost to COVID-19. Remember the others we lost so suddenly on August 3, 2019. Let us also remember our loved ones, family, friends and so many others who have passed on over the years. While we may not be able to reminisce in person...we are all together in spirit.
"Voces de Mixquic" - a wonderful Dia de los Muertos documentary film
I recently viewed "Voces de Mixquic," a documentary about Dia de los Muertos traditions in a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. I HIGHLY recommend this film. It is by far the most informative film I have seen about Dia de los Muertos. You truly feel like you are welcoming home departed loved ones with the families that are filmed.
"Voces de Mixquic" is available on Amazon, and is free to view with Amazon Prime. It is well worth the rental price, too.
Find the film here: Voces de Mixquic
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Los Lobos, Tarantella, Latin Playboys and more...essential albums for Dia de los Muertos listening (especially in El Paso)!
These albums are essential listening for Dia de los Muertos! Some of these have been in my Dia de los Muertos rotation for several decades now! I will be adding more in the upcoming weeks.
Latin Playboys - Latin Playboys (album)
Tarantella - Esqueletos (album)
Los Lobos - La Pistola y el Corazón (album)
Ozomatli - Cumbia de los Muertos (song)
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Dia de los Muertos altar for the victims of the August 3 Walmart shooting here in El Paso
Friday, October 25, 2019
El Paso Symphony Orchestra - Coco in Concert
COCO IN CONCERT
with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra
DATE: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:30pm
LOCATION: Plaza Theatre
Information & website
Dia de los Muertos - Art Celebrates Life - Border AIDS Partnership Spotlight
Mesilla, New Mexico Dia de los Muertos events
Dia de Muertos Artfest - Deming, New Mexico
DATE: November 2, 2019
LOCATION: Historic Courthouse Park, Deming, New Mexico
Sixth Annual Dia de Muertos Celebration - Lincoln, New Mexico
DATE: November 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Lincoln, New Mexico
Calle La Placita (12 miles east of Capitan, New Mexico) on Highway 380
Hosted by the Friends of Historic Lincoln and the Lincoln Merchants Association.
UTEP Library Dia de los Muertos Altar
LOCATION: UTEP Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
HOURS: Regular Library Hours
Concordia Cemetery Diá de los Muertos Festival
TIME: 2-8 PM
LOCATION: 3700 Yandell Drive
Website: Concordia Cemetery Dia de los Muertos Festival Facebook page
Location: Club Here I Love You, 115 S. Durango St.
Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 8 PM November 1 to 10 AM November 2
Admission: $15 + fees
Website: Resurrection Ball Facebook Page
DJ Amanda Jones, from Los Angeles, will lead the Resurrection Ball. Live art, face painting, drum circle, dancers, altar, food trucks and more. Wear your best Dia de los Muertos attire. Tickets availablle through eventbrite.com, Red Door Vintage, 2225 Montana, and The Headstand, 4409 Dyer.
La Fe Dia de los Muertos
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos - Downtown El Paso
One Arts Festival Plaza
This year's cempasuchil
Café Mayapan - Dia de los Muertos 2019 Events