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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dia de los muertos Events Tucson 2014

Dia de los muertos / All Souls Procession Events 2014 Tucson
One of our communities most wonderful events is coming up!
I cannot wait to go again to the All Souls Parade :)

 Dia de los muertos is a celebration that mixes pre-Colombian practices in the Americas with those of Roman Catholicism. It is a celebration to honor the dead with festivities, altars, food, song and cleaning of grave sites.

Many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans celebrate this holiday that coincides with celebrations of All Soul's Day, November 1st and 2nd. To read more about the traditions or celebrations go HERE.

There is a nice packet with a printable mask and coloring sheets HERE

1.WOW Book Fiesta Celebration of Dia de los muertos- 
Join us to celebrate the various cultural traditions of El día de los muertos through exploration centers focusing on arts, traditions, and stories.
•A Collaboration of Project SEED: Teachers from across Mexico studying at UA & CREATE: Students in the UA Early Childhood Teacher Education Program.
When: Saturday, November 1 10am-12noon 
WhereWorlds of Words, Room 453, College of Education1420 E. Second Street
**Free (no game) Parking at 2nd St. Garage**
The new streetcar stops in front of the College

2. Rain Crow  Dia de los muertos Party! The art show features Milagros, Angels, Calaveras and Demons for Dia de los Muertos. Artworks by La Valentina, Timothy Schirack and more.We will also be serving Cafe Mexicano brewed especially for the event and traditional dia de los Muertos foods.Bring offerings for the community altar. Info HERE
When: Saturday, November 1. 2014 6-9pm
Where: Rain Crow Gallery 204 W. Grant Rd.

3.  “Dia de Los Muertos” complimentary tequila tasting event Tequila experts will be on hand to provide sample tastings for more than 20 diff erent upscale tequilas. You enjoy samples of tequila while hearing about the distillery processes for blanco, reposado and anejo tequilas. Plus, you’ll enjoy complimentary candy skulls and pan de muerto - traditional recipes used to celebrate the holiday. 


Call 520.791.6015 or visit www.jwstarrpass.com for more information.


When: Saturday, November 1 5-8pm

Where: JW Marriott Star Pass Resort 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

4. Free costuming workshops for kids and their families to help prepare for this year's Procession of Little Angels! Our team of sewing experts will lend you a hand with your costume creation. Bring your own fabric and/or sort through our pile of lengths and remnants (also free, while supplies last). Info HERE

When: Every Sunday and Tuesday between October 12 and November 5.

Sundays 1:30-4:30 pm, Tuesdays 6-9 pm.

Free to attend, but donations to the All Souls Procession Weekend always welcome and gratefully accepted.

There will be two special wire and fabric wing-making classes on Sunday, October 19 and Sunday, November 2, taught by Veronica Romero and Yvette Judy-Pollard from Spirit Group, makers of fine fantasy and festival-wear! $15 materials fee.

Where: 35 E. Toole

5. Tucson Musuem of Art Event Learn about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos while looking at community and school altars in the Museum’s lobby. Then create works of art to memorialize lost loved ones
Celebrate the annual tradition of Dia de los Muertos at the Tucson Museum of Art. The day will be filled with altars created by local schools and community partners, food, pinatas, art-making, face painting, and much more. Bring your family and enjoy the rich, cultural festivities! This is a FREE event. Info HERE
When: Sunday, November 2 2014 12- 3pm
Where: Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main

6. Viva Dia De Los Muertos Folklorico Spectacular! 

When:Sunday, November 2 at 2:00PM 

Where:Tucson Convention Center Leo Rich Theater. Tickets now on sale at the TCC Box Office!

7. Carnival de Calveras and Altar Dedication All the info HERE and HERE.
When: Sunday, November 2 1-4pm for the kids and 6pm Altar Dedication
Where: Mercado San Augustin 

The Procession of Little AngelsJoin over 6000 people--children and their families--as they gather to celebrate their loved ones, decorate sugar skulls, paint wings, enjoy children's performances and storytelling with Stories that Soar, and process around the park. 

All ages are welcome. The Children's Altar Project and Personal Altars will be part of the event as well. 

Free to attend, but donations help defray the cost of art supplies, permits, and infrastructure.

Where: ARMORY PARK* S. 6th Ave between 12th and 13th St.

When: Saturday November 8, 2014
12noon-altar and site  construction
3pm-7pm EVENT

9. The All Souls Procession November 9 in downtown Tucson. It ranks with Tucson Meet Yourself to me as one of our most cherished traditions and activities in the Old Pueblo:) .Be ready for a parade of music and revelry to pay tribute to the deceased. Feel free to dress up, join in and honor your relatives or anyone that has passed away.Go HERE for more information.

 Check out video post of a past years parade HERE. 


Mercado San Agustín on West Congress
Begins after the Procession has arrived–usually between 8:30 and 9:00.

Flam ChenDanza Azteca Calpulli TonantzinOdaiko Sonora and the Community Spirit Group

When: Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 6pm 

Where: Leave at 6:30 PM and proceed South on 6th Ave to Alameda and turn right.
You may want to check out the events on the calendar below for sugar skull making or getting your make-up done before the parade as a calavera or calaca ;)

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