Sunday, October 24, 2021
Monday, October 12, 2020
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 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.
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.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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.
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.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
One Arts Festival Plaza
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
October 30, 2015
Dia de los Muertos Reception.
The El Paso Museum of Art and the Consulate General of Mexico, El Paso partner annually to present a Dia de los Muertos altar. The 2015 altar (designed by the Chihuahua artist Ernesto Pinedo) will honor Dimetrio Macias, the main character in the novel Los de Abajo, penned by Mariano Azulea in El Paso. The volume is regarded as one of the most iconic novels of the Mexican Revolution. The altar commemorates the 100 anniversary of its publication and celebrates the centenary birth of Demetrio Macias. Pan de Muertos and Chocolate Caliente will be served. The altar will be on view October 27 through November 1 , 2015 in the C2 Gallery. Admission is free.
October 31, 2015
La Mujer Obrera / Centro Mayapan
2000 Texas Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
La Mujer Obrera, a local non-profit, women’s empowerment organization invites the community to celebrate Dia de los Muertos: Cosecha, Maiz y Mitote. Featuring live music, traditional foods and artisans. Featured performances include: Danza Azteca Omecoatl, Wise Latina International’s: Yo Soy Teatro, The Chamanas, Lucia Carmona, Danza Azteca Tlaneztica, Ceiba, Christina Gurrola, and Los Chamukos. The community is invited to participate in Calavera Poems, Altars, and Catrina Contest.
2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Catrina Festival & Electric Parade - San Elizario Historic District
Activites include catrina ballet folklorico, poetry & storytelling, calavera pistolero & horse show, catrina parade & catrina contest, catrina museum adventure, car show, strolling catrina musicians, charro calavera, vendors, altars, face painting, ghost tour, live music and more.
November 1, 2015
The Concordia Cemetery Dia de los Muertos Festival in El Paso, Texas, is a cultural and spiritual celebration that takes place annually and commemorates the loved ones we have lost. The one-day engagement sees revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothes complete with skulls painted on their faces, and there are also 10-foot mojigangas (dancing skeleton puppets), a scavenger hunt, live music, poetry readings, arts and crafts and ceremonial offerings.