Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a special holiday celebrated annually in Mexico and parts of the United States honoring deceased loved ones. It embodies the belief that death is a natural and necessary part of life, inviting participants to celebrate rather than mourn. During the celebration, families and friends of departed loved ones create a space for them to return to the world of the living and celebrate those things which they enjoyed in life. 


Save the date for this year's parade & festival!

Saturday, October 7

10:30 a.m. - Parade begins in Overton Square in the Tower Courtyard

12:15 p.m. - Festival begins at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Enjoy face painting, art-making, music, dance and theatrical performances and place an offering on our communal altar. Dress up and compete in the Frida Kahlo costume contest!

The museum, along with Cazateatro and Danza Azteca, holds this biennial event, where families are invited to honor ancestors and celebrate the cycle of life and death.

Admission is free.  


Click through this album to see photos from the 2015 celebration:

2015 Dia de los Muertos Community Day