Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

10.30.2008 - 11.02.2008
St. Mark's Church

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders www.manoamano.us hosts a variety of events and workshops to celebrate the traditional Day of the Dead in the churchyard of St. Mark’s (10th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan) from October 30th to November 2nd. All events are free and open to the public. The 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, the 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 of Day of the Dead and has organized a series of events including altar-building, workshops, dance, poetry and music. This is a great opportunity for New Yorkers to remember their own departed loved-ones by bringing photographs, candles and flowers to adorn the altar throughout the week.

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