Dia de Los Muertos–November 7, 2009

If you’ve never attended a Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead“) celebration, now is the time!

This year’s Dia de los Muertos in Old Town begins at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th, with the community parade that starts on the east side of Old Town (San Felipe Street) and around Old Town Plaza, ending at Poco a Poco Patio.  There will be music, dancing, a community altar (called an ofrenda), a costume contest and art giveaways from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Entertainment will feature the New Mexico Marimba Band, La Compania de Danza Xallitic, Mariachi Nuevo Mexico, and Wagogo World Music.

Old Town is north of Central Avenue, just east of Rio Grande Blvd.

And it’s free!