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South Valley Dia de los Muertos Celebration y Marigold Parade
Presented By: South Valley Dia de Los Muertos Celebration & Marigold Parade
Dates: November 4, 2018
Location: Albuquerque South Valley
Address: Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: 505-433-5899
Time: 2:00 PM
Price: FREE

The mission of the South Valley Dia de Los Muertos Celebration & Marigold Parade include the following

  • To exert cultural self-determination,
  • To strengthen community,
  • To promote cultural exchange through intergenerational learning and expression through art, music, food, dance and political satire. 
  • To promote pride in South Valley cultural identity through our grassroots, non-corporate organizing.

Dia de Los Muertos is an ancient tradition rooted in Mexico. It celebrates life and honors those who have passed on. Our particular celebration draws its influences from Jose Guadalupe Posada's early 1900's portrayal of personalities and professions as skeletons or Calaveras. Posada depicted rich and poor alike as skeletons in ordinary and sometimes outrageous but tragic life settings. Printed sheets would circulate during Dia De Los Muertos festivities where he would seize the opportunity for political satire and comedy. The Posada Calavera always seemed to be laughing, frolicking and up to some kind of mischief.  Come in your best Calavera attire!

South Valley Dia de los Muertos Celebration y Marigold Parade
  • Westside Community Center
  • Albuquerque, NM 87105
  • to
  • Albuquerque South Valley
  • FREE