Day of the Dead Celebración Familiar/Family Celebration 2019


Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12:00pm to 4:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Live music, Oaxacan wood carving, and festive decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee); sip spicy chocolate; make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork; and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the community altar. The community altar art will be created by students at the Rafael Hernández Dual Language School in Boston.

Regular museum admission rates apply. No advance registration is required. Admission includes pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston and the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

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