Dia de los Muertos
Nov 05, 2016
Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 5th in Downtown Temple. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.)
Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience.
Join us for the very first Dia De Los Muertos celebration in Temple TX on November 5th from 9am to midnight. Come celebrate with a parade, live music, art exhibit , safe community kidz zone and a variety of vendors!
Admission is a suggested canned food/non-perishables donation benefiting Feed My Sheep.
Temple, TX 76501
Time: 10am to Midnight