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Special In-Person Event
Day of the Dead Family Fiesta
Saturday, October 29, 1:00–4:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 20th Anniversary Celebration!
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Learn more about this joyful holiday, a national symbol of Mexico shared with the world. The annual tradition of building ofrendas—altars with photos, favorite foods, and memorabilia of the departed—encourages visits by the souls, and is an occasion to honor and celebrate the lives of the departed. Enjoy three floors of activities for the young and young-at-heart including crafts, scent stations, traditional decorations, Nahuatl stories, decorating a sugar skull (extra $7 fee), painting demonstrations, folk dances, and two live music performances. Outside the museum, visitors can purchase Mexican hot chocolate, café de olla, pan de muerto (sweet bread), and tamales from Jose’s Torta Mexicana. Mexican food trucks Tenoch and North East of the Border will also offer delicious tortas and tacos for sale.
Event activities are free with regular museum admission.
Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.