5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Please join us for screenings of short films from Mexico, a cash bar, and a live Catrina en el Museo styled by BBLex Productions. Participate in our community ofrenda while you celebrate Día de los Muertos at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Special thanks to the Consul de Mexico for their support of this event. Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.
Día de los Muertos
11:00 am to 3:00 pm The spirit of Día de los Muertos comes alive at our next Día de Familia! Decorate sugar skulls, craft a mini-ofrenda and marigolds, get your face painted, and contribute to our community ofrenda while you enjoy music and dance traditions of Día de los Muertos. Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Spend a lively evening exploring Día de los Muertos celebrations, arts, and history at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Take back lessons for your students that will give them a deeper understanding of this important cultural holiday. This is a free event for educators. The event is jointly sponsored by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.
Make an ofrenda @home to celebrate Día de los Muertos! The National Hispanic Cultural Center remains closed, and since we can’t invite you to the NHCC to celebrate Día de los Muertos, we invite you to share the names of your loved ones in the comments on our social media to create a digital remembrance. If you create an ofrenda in your home, we hope you will share a photo or tag us in your post. (Your account privacy settings may prevent us from sharing it) Read through the post (more…)
Día de los Muertos is observed on November 1st and 2nd in many countries across Latin American. The celebration is the result of a blending of Catholic Spanish traditions with Indigenous customs and beliefs. It is believed that on Día de los Muertos the veil between the spirit world and real world is lifted long enough for the souls of the deceased to reunite with their families and friends. Those who celebrate Día de los Muertos welcome home the spirits of lost loved ones with music, food, offerings, (more…)
7 pm Museum of International Folk Art Facebook page HERE Every year the NHCC holds its annual Despedida (Farewell) to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry, and hands-on art at this time-honored community gathering. Unfortunately, with the current health restrictions, this year’s Despedida is another wonderful in-person event that has been canceled. We are going to miss our ofrendas around the NHCC campus, as well as the music, poetry, traditional hot chocolate mexicano, pan de muerto, and the opportunity to share our heartfelt memories with you, (more…)
5 pm – 7 pm Free Community Event The National Hispanic Cultural Center will hold its annual Despedida (Farewell) to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry, and hands-on art at this time-honored community gathering. This is a great event for all ages. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus and enjoy music, poetry, traditional hot chocolate mexicano, pan de muerto, and the sharing of heartfelt memories. Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, (more…)
1:30 – 3:00 pm Free You are invited to a special lecture and book signing! Join artist and author, Ann Murdy, for a discussion of her book, On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead / En el camino de los cempasúchitles: Tradiciones vivas del Día de Los Muertos de México with Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, Director of the NHCC Art Museum. The discussion will be followed by a book signing with the author. About the Author Ann Murdy is an award-winning photographer (more…)
Call for Entries! Día de los Muertos Community Ofrenda Exhibit 2019 Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos Ofrendas will be placed in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center. Due to limited availability, the NHCC cannot accommodate all requests for tables. Please plan to provide your own tables, boxes or structure for your altar, and additional desired supplies. The NHCC reserves (more…)