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Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos)

Saturday Oct 29 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Holland Armory
16 West 9th Street

After Downtown Trick-or-Treating, come over to the Holland Armory for Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the annual Mexican holiday when family and friends come together to celebrate death and life. Join the Holland Museum and LAUP (Latin Americans United for Progress) on Saturday, October 29 from 12:00-3:00 pm for an afternoon of music by Los Atrevidos Norteño and dance with performances by El Concilio (Kalamazoo) and Ballet Folklorico Tonantzin Nueva Generación (Peoria, IL), plus a theatrical performance by Magical Rain Theaterworks (Kalamazoo), and art activities! View community created ofrendas, colorful altars with flowers, pictures, and other offerings in remembrance of those who have passed. In addition, visitors will enjoy art works created by Holland Public, Black River, and West Ottawa students inspired by the symbols and imagery of Dia de Los Muertos.

Program Order:
12:15 Performance by Magical Rain Theaterworks
1:00 Traditional Dance by El Concilio students and Ballet Folklorico Tonantzin Nueva Generación
2:00 Music by Los Atrevidos Norteño
3:00 Announce Art Show Prize recipients and program conclusion
Art Activities, Student Art Show, and Ofrendas are available from 12-3 pm


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