Experience the taste, touch, and sounds of Día de Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden with memorable festivities and vibrant displays, October 29 and 30. 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)
Desert Botanical Garden’s Dia de Muertos takes place on Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 8 pm and on Sunday, October 30 from 12 – 6 pm. La Procesión will be from 5 – 6 pm each day. The price is included with Garden admission or membership. Adult admission to the Garden is $29.95 and youth is $16.95. Children under 3 are free.
The Dia de Muertos Mega Community Altar and Entryway Arch will be on display at Desert Botanical Garden from October 29 – November 6 during regular Garden hours, 8 am – 8 pm.
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For more Dia de Muertos celebrations and other events in October and November in the Valley, click here.