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4th Annual “Day of the Dead” Festival

October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration that dates from prehispanic times, honoring the deceased on November 2. It begins on November 1, coinciding with the Roman Catholic observance of All Souls’ Day, and is celebrated in Mexico as well as in other Central American countries plus many communities in the United States with large numbers of people from those areas. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has designated it as a World Heritage festival.


Among the activities planned are raffles, candy, contests, games for the children, music, folk dances, traditional altars, typical Mexican appetizers and food for sale, information booths and a lot of fun for all. This celebration is intended to provide a time of enjoyment in a family-friendly atmosphere. During the event, we will have a brief explanation of the meaning behind the symbols found on the traditional Day of the Dead altar. In addition, there will be a costume contest for kids ages 2 to 15.


October 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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El Centro
(828) 290-7134


Sugarloaf Elementary School
2270 Sugarloaf Rd
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28791
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