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Day of the Dead Festival

Celebrate our beloved Day of the Dead tradition in New York City with art-marking, live music and Mexican Folk Art and more. Join us and dedicate our ofrenda (altar) to your departed loved-ones by placing copies of photographs.

Day of the Dead has been one of Mexico’s most important festivals since Pre-Hispanic times. It is a time for families to gather and welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. Cempasúchil (marigold) flowers, burning copal incense, fresh pan de muertos bread, candles, sugar skulls, photographs and mementos of the departed adorn special altars. In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated over an entire week with the preparation of altars, foods, dance, music and special offerings for people who have died.

Mano a Mano recreates the magical space of a village churchyard during the celebration and has organized a series of events including altar building, workshops, dance, poetry and music. Join Cards by De as we create handmade cards with intention, love and community. You can place your card on the ofrenda and honor your deceased family members and ancestors during the festival and beyond.

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