Are you looking for something to do this weekend in Thornton? You should go out and celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Thornton Arts and Culture Division! This is going to be a fantastic event for the whole family. Arts and culture events like these are a great example of why so many people choose to live in Thornton. It is a place for cultural, recreational and outdoor enthusiasts!
What is Dia de los Muertos?
Dia de los Muertos means Day of the Dead and takes place over multiple days, from October 31st to November 2nd. The holiday is Mexican in origin and is celebrated in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage everywhere. On this holiday people remember and celebrate those that have died and help their spirits in their journey. People consider this a day of celebration, not of sadness. The origins of the holiday can be traced back hundreds of years to an Aztec festival. Nowadays the holiday is often associated with Halloween in English-speaking countries. As a way of honoring the dead, people also often build altars (ofrendas) with photos and memorabilia and provide offerings to those that have passed in the form of their favorite foods and beverages.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Thornton Arts and Culture Division this Saturday, November 2nd. Come to the Thornton Arts & Culture center from 4pm to 8pm to have some fun! There will be free face painting and you can make your own spin art. There will also be the opportunity to buy art from local artists and to see artwork by Shirlee Miyake. Eat great food from various food trucks and watch the Salida Circus stilt-walkers perform. You can also see the Mariachi Los Correcaminos of MSU Denver and Baile Caliente play. And there’s even more! Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
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