Dia de Muertos/Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a two day festival celebrated November 1st and 2nd in Mexico and parts of Latin America to honor our loved ones who passed away.
KBCS spoke with Barbara Rodriguez, Producer and Artistic Director and Matt Hooks, Producer of Seattle Center Dia de Muertos festival about what the Day of the Dead holiday is about and what’s often found as part of the ofrenda, or altar for this season.
They also describe the beginnings of the Catarina, the skeleton depicted as wearing fancy dresses and a large hat in prints and sculptures in Mexican culture.
Some Dia de Muertos Events in our region:
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: Jesse Means
Auburn Nov 1 – Nov 6
Burien Nov 1- Nov 5
Issaquah Nov 2
El Centro de la Raza Nov 2
Seattle Center Oct 30 – Nov 7
Phinney Neighbhood Center Nov 6