Day of the Dead 2015 NYC
Day of the Dead - New York City - 2015
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
cordially invites you to
Day of the Dead
Tribute to Mexican Journalists murdered in Mexico
Celebrate our beloved Day of the Dead tradition in New York City with art-marking, live music and more. Join us and dedicate our Ofrenda to your departed loved-ones by placing copies of photographs. You may send images to be projected during the event.
Our tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead.
Every year Mano a Mano honors prominent Mexicans and Mexican-Americans who have died. This year we dedicate the altar to journalists José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo, Armando Saldaña Morales, Filadelfo Sánchez Sarmiento and Rubén Espinosa killed in Mexico in 2015. According to the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico more that 85 Mexican journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2000. This makes Mexico one of the most dangerous places for journalists to work, often receiving extortion and threats.
October 31st - 12 to 6pm
November 1st and 2nd - 1 to 6 pm
East Yard at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
131 E 10th St (at Second Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Free event and open to the public
Mexican food and crafts available for purchase throughout the event!
About Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead has been one of Mexico’s most important festivals since Pre-Hispanic times. It is a time for families to gather and welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. Cempasúchil (marigold) flowers, burning copal incense, fresh pan de muertos bread, candles, sugar skulls, photographs and mementos of the departed adorn special altars. In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated over an entire week with the preparation of altars, foods, dance, music and special offerings for people who have died. Mano a Mano recreates the magical space of a village churchyard during the celebration and has organized a series of events including altar building, workshops, dance, poetry and music.
Why Día de Muertos and not Día de Los Muertos?
We removed the article los from our Día de los Muertos. Traditionally this celebration in Mexico is known as Día de Muertos. In the United States when Day of the Dead is translated into Spanish the becomes los and it’s incorporated into the name. The article los is not necessary in Spanish therefore we have decided to use the more common and traditional name in Spanish, Día de Muertos.
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Thank You To Our Supporters
Funding to Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is provided in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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