Día de los Muertos Festival & Parade 2023

Día de los Muertos Festival & Parade 2023



October 2023

11:00 am

3:00 pm

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
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Día de Los Muertos Festival is BACK and bigger than ever!

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, along with the Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group, invites you and your family to honor your ancestors and celebrate the cycle of life and death.

The festival at the Brooks will offer art-making activities, face painting, music, costumed performers, dance performances, and more!

Admission is FREE with registration | Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union

¡El Desfile y Festival del Día de Los Muertos está DE VUELTA y más grande que nunca!

El Museo de Arte de Memphis Brooks, junto con el Grupo de Teatro Bilingüe Cazateatro, lo invitan a usted y a su familia a honrar a sus antepasados y celebrar el ciclo de la vida y la muerte.

¡El festival en Brooks ofrecerá actividades artísticas, pintura de caritas, música, artistas, espectáculos de danza y más!

La admisión es gratis

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In specific parts of Mexico, the Day of the Dead holiday season is signaled by the autumn arrival of the mariposa -- monarch butterflies -- which are believed to usher in the spirits of the departed. Every fall, using environmental cues, the monarchs know when it is time to leave their summer breeding grounds in the United States and head south for the winter. Monarchs from east of the Rocky Mountains will travel up to an astonishing 3,000 miles to reach their winter home in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Michoacan, Mexico where they roost, or rest, from October to March each year.

Decorate a Mariposa:

1. Cut out and color your butterflies

2. Dedicate your butterfly to a loved one who has passed away by writing their name on the line.

3. Bring your mariposa to the museum to hang in the education gallery.

4. Use tape to attach your mariposa to its winter home in the fir tree forests of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Print your Dia de los Muertos mariposas here

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