Sat, Nov 16 | Museo De Las Americas

Día de los Muertos – A Living Tradition

Skeletons everywhere! Why is no one scared? Students will learn about the tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from its Aztec roots to the modern celebration influenced by Spanish colonization.
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Día de los Muertos – A Living Tradition

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204, USA

About The Event

Skeletons everywhere! Why is no one scared? Students will learn about the tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from its Aztec roots to the modern celebration influenced by Spanish colonization. Students will learn about important items placed on ofrendas (altars), and the reason skeletons are used in art and decoration. Students will learn how the monarch migration plays a role in the deep-rooted traditions as well other important ways of celebrating in Mexico and the United States. Students will celebrate Dia de los Muertos by honoring their ancestors and passed loved ones by decorating a sugar skull as a personal remembrance.

Ages: Grades K-12

Cost: $8.00 per student

Time: TBD - workshop lasts 1 hour

Date: TBD - waiting on confirmation for Saturday, 11/16

Workshop is limited to 30 participants. We can also have up to 6 adults/chaperones; otherwise this is a drop-off event.