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Mesa Arts Center Campus
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Dia de los Muertos Festival

Spirits Connect

Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mesa Arts Center

Start time:
Sat 10:00am / Sun 12:00 Noon

End time:
5:00pm both days

Spirits will connect at the Mesa Arts Center's annual Dìa de los Muertos Festival.


Individuals, families and groups may participate in an Altar Contest presented by Mesa Arts Center in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens.


Elements of the Altar and their Significance 

Arches: Passageways between life and death

Candles: Light, Faith and Hope

Flowers: Remind us that life does not endure

Traditionally: Cempasuchil - Marigolds

Mano de Leon - Cockscomb - Lions Paw

Incense: Cleans the space of negativity

Traditionally: Copal

Ofrendas: General items for the offerings put on the altar

Water: Life and purity, satisfies the thirst of the spirit


The Day of The Dead festival will feature delicious foods, a colorful mercado featuring an assortment of Dìa de los Muertos merchandise, jewelry, arts and crafts. 


Our attendees have been treated to wonderful live entertainment every year, by noted local and regional acts such as Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix, Ballet Folklorico Amistad, Sol Gitana, Joe Granado y su Orquestra Kaliente, Noemy Esparza and Nosotrosound just to name a few.


Festival admission and parking are free.        


The Mesa Arts Center is grateful to the volunteer members of our Day of the Dead event planning committee, who meet regularly throughout the year to guide MAC staff and help present the very best celebration possible.


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