Experience the taste, touch, and sounds of Día de Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden with memorable festivities and vibrant displays, November 4 and 5, 2023. Honor the tradition within beautiful desert surroundings.
According to the Desert Botanical Garden, “This two-day festival will be filled with Mexican music, dance, storytelling y más! Honor a loved one at the Community Altar by artist Rufina Ruiz López. At day’s end, Garden guests are invited to join performers in La Procesión, a procession honoring passed loved ones, through the Garden.”
Historically, Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life and death. It’s a time when spirits of the dead are believed to return home and spend time with their relatives for two days. To welcome them, the family builds altars in honor of their deceased loved one. These spectacular altars have a series of different components that vary from one culture to another. The parade that accompanies the celebration, La Procesión, includes all souls, living or passed. (source)
Dia de Muertos Celebration Details
Desert Botanical Garden’s Dia de Muertos takes place on Saturday, November 4 and on Sunday, November 5 from 12 – 6 p.m. both days. La Procesión will be from 5- 6:00 p.m. each day.
The price for the celebration is included with Garden admission or membership. Adult admission to the Garden is $29.95 and youth is $16.95. Children under 2 are free.
The Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 85008 in Papago Park. There’s no extra charge for parking at the Garden.
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