University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival

Saturday 27 October 2018
1:00PM - 8:00PM
Penn Museum

Kids dressed up for Dia de los Muertos

Family Activities: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Evening Festival: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Penn Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos as we honor our departed ones through music, dance, and art. The centerpiece of the afternoon is a traditional ofrenda (altar) created for the celebration. After 5:00 pm, the festival continues outdoors with entertainment, cash bar, dancing, and more!

Schedule for the Day: Timed Activities

1:15 pm Storytime: “The Legend of La Llorona” by Cecilia Huesca
1:50 pm “Danza de los Viejitos” by the Erandi Dance Group
2:20 pm “Folkloric Ballet” by Nuevo México Dance Group
3:00 pm Storytime: “The Legend of the Cempasuchil Flower” by Cecilia Huesca
3:15 pm “Pan de Muerto” and Mexican hot chocolate served
3:30 pm Music by Jarana Beat
4:40 pm Community altar contest winners announced
5:00 pm Cash bar and appetizers available for purchase until 8:00 pm
5:15 pm Music by Jarana Beat
5:45 pm “The History and Culture of Tequila” by Oscar Serrano, General Manager of Tequilas
6:30 pm Latin Dance Party with DJ Joe Broscoe

Throughout the Day:
Tissue paper flower-making
Vendors selling jewelry, scarves, and Day of the Dead-themed items
Altar dedicated to diversity in the community
Community altar contest

Family-friendly activities are free with Museum admission (and free to Members).
Evening festival activities are $15; $10, Members.

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