Monday, October 19, 2015

Dia de los Muertos in SA

El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Latin American holiday typically celebrated on November 1st. Convinced that the dead would be offended by sadness and mourning, the holiday is marked by celebration instead. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human cycle just like birth. By celebrating with food and games and parties, the celebration honors the dead and celebrates their lives.

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San Antonio definitely knows how to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The celebration combines the traditional art and culture with some of the best live music, San Antonio has to offer. All events on Saturday and Sunday are free admission and open to the public.

Did you enter a submission to the Altar Building Contest? If you didn’t you can view all of the submissions and cast your vote for the best. If you’d like to create your own altar at home in remembrance of a loved one, follow these tips and guides. Check out the photos of last year’s altars for some inspiration.

The live music is not to be missed this weekend. You can experience Girl In A Coma, Los Master Plus, and Las Tesoros live and in concert. Zombie Bazaar Belly Dance will be performing their belly dancing routine.

While enjoying the live music you can explore the booths set up of local businesses and artisans. Give your nose a treat with Scentsy, the homemade perfume and cologne shop. Kiki Designs will deck you out in beautiful handmade jewelry. If you enjoy journaling, Tortuga Journal has what you need for your writing needs. 

There will be so much fun happening at the Dia de los Muertos that you won’t want it to end. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, you can celebrate loved ones you’ve lost by remembering their life. Saturday from 10AM until 11PM and Sunday from noon until 10PM. Buenas Dia de los Muertos!

Additional Sources Cited
National Geographic


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