The Atlanta History Center, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta and the Institute of Mexican Culture, is proud to present the 2016 Day of the Dead Festival. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.The Mexican Day of the Dead celebration is similar to other culture’s observances of a time to honor the dead. The Spanish tradition included festivals and parades, as well as gatherings of families at cemeteries to pray for their deceased loved ones at the end of the day

Visitors of all ages learn about and experience a Day of the Dead Festival. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, favorite foods and beverages.

This Event is from noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016, the Atlanta History Center will host a free Day of the Dead-Dia de Muertos program. So enjoy the elaborately decorated altars that honor lost loved ones, a “Catrinas y Catrines” costume contest, crafts, authentic Mexican food, entertainment, & more.

This is a free admission day at Atlanta History Center. Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor festival, and if time permits, to continue their free day adventures with a variety of offerings, from exploring signature and traveling exhibitions to historic house experiences and strolls through beautiful gardens and down trails.

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