Day of the Dead, 2016 NYC
Day of the Dead - New York City - 2016
10.29.2016 - 10.31.2016
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
Day of the Dead
For 14 years, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders has hosted the largest Day of the Dead celebration in New York City, a time to honor and revere our deceased family members and ancestors. This 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.
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.
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.
Día de Muertos or 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 use of the article los is not necessary in Spanish.
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Thank You To Our Supporters
Funding to Day of the Dead 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.
Thanks to the staff of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery.
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