Day of the Dead, El Día de los Muertos, November 5, 2016, 3-5 p.m.

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The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present the annual Day of the Dead celebration! Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, and live dance performances, and food from Totopos Mexican Restaurant. Learn about the traditions of this rich cultural holiday at this free, family-friendly afternoon event.

Day of the Dead is observed throughout the world at this time of year (in connection with Halloween and All Souls’ Day), where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds and favorite foods of the deceased, and then visiting graves with these as gifts. This free community event is made possible through the generosity of Edens, Latino Princetonians, Princeton Shopping Center and Mi Pueblo Lindo.

Oscar Torres Reyna gives a brief History of Day of the Dead.

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