Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Nov 3rd, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in the Albuquerque Area
In Albuquerque, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations take place over several weeks in October and November, although the holiday is traditionally celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd.
Families remember deceased loved ones and honor them by building offering altars (ofrendas) where sugar skulls are placed, along with offerings of pan de muertos (bread). The holiday is festive although the subject may not be, as spirits are welcomed back into peoples' lives for another year.
The Marigold Parade and Festival takes place in Albuquerque's South Valley on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
2013 Dia de los Muertos Events

Dia de los Muertos Celebration
South Broadway celebrates the tradition of the Day of the Dead with altars, an art market, and live entertainment. The community celebration features family activities and musical acts.
When: 12-6pm, Sunday, November 3
Where: South Broadway Cultural Center,  link to SBCC 1025 Broadway SE
Cost: Free.
Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade
The annual south valley parade presents music, altars, food and art vendors. Come out in your best calavera attire.
When: 2-9pm, Sunday, November 3
Where: Parade starts at Centro Familiar and Isleta, ends at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW.
Cost: Free.
2013 Exhibitions
Dia de Muertos Ofrenda Installation
Every year, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites the public to create their own ofrendas to honor loved ones who have passed away. The beautiful installation changes each year.
When: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm Saturday; October 14-November 3.
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW.
Cost: $2-$3.
  2013 Fall and Halloween Events
Rio Grande Community Farm Maize Maze
Come explore a 7-acre corn maze, learn about endangered amphibians through fun outdoor activities.
When: Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm, September 7-November 3.
Where: Rio Grande Community Farm, 1701 Montano Road NW
Cost: $5-$7.

Creeping, Crawling & Carnivorous Show
This special show features nature's darkest and most dangerous insects, arachnids, flesh-eating plants and reptiles from around the world. Get a bug's eye-view into a world you have never seen and learn how these creatures are a vital part of our environment. From colorful tarantulas to stunning scorpions and from venomous snakes to orb-weaving spiders, the animals make this show the perfect adventure for the Halloween season. Discover deadly and not so deadly beauties in this gallery of natural art.
When: 9am-5pm daily, October 4-November 3
Where: ABQ BioPark-Botanic Garden, 2601 Central Ave NW
Cost: $5.50-$12.50

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