Día de los Muertos, also known as “Day of the Dead” is a beloved Mesoamérican holiday that celebrates the memories of ancestors and deceased family members much like a joyful family reunion. The holiday, typically celebrated in Mexico on November 1 and 2, was recently celebrated in Greeley.
Its most famous symbol, La Catrina, is dressed elegantly in a fancy hat and is a reminder that no matter how rich or poor, no one escapes death.
Below are some photos and social posts from this year’s celebration.
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The 2nd Annual Greeley Día de Los Muertos returns this Saturday, Nov. 3! This event recognizes the historical, intellectual, cultural, and demographic significance of the Latinx population with artists and community members honoring the memory of their deceased loved ones at this "Day of the Dead" all ages celebration! The bulk of the day's entertainment takes place at the Cornerstone building at Aims Community College Greeley campus from 3:00-5:00 pm. Activities include indigenous dancers and singers, sponsor altars, food, decorating stations, face painting and even a La Catrina/El Catrin costume contest! #DiaDelosMuertos #DiaDeMuertos #DayoftheDead #sugarskull #Greeley #Colorado #community #event #AimsCommunityCollege #SéImpresionante #BeRemarkable