PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT "CAPITOLLITHO" ON THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF 16TH STREET AND OAK JUST 2 BLOCKS AWAY.
OVERFLOW PARKING AT THE CHURCH 17TH STREET AND YALE STREET.....JUST WEST AND NORTH....A SHORT WALK
WE WILL HAVE FIRE PITS.......BUT DRESS FOR THE CHILL......
CEREMONY WILL BE AT 8:30 PM.......
More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in that is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people, the olmecs had been practicing at least 3,000 years. Instead of mourning, these festivities focused on the continuity of life and were a way to celebrate and preserve the memories of one's ansestors. A ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate.
Dia de los Muertos, or the 'Day of the Dead,' which has its roots in two cultures -- the ancient Aztec customs of Latin America, and the Spanish-Christian observance of All Saints Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls Day on Nov. 2. According to Aztec legend on the Day of the Dead, the dead are released from Mictlan -- the land of the dead -- to visit the living world and to mingle with friends and family. MORE HERE
A ritual known today as El Dia De Los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead
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This year’s November Coronado Night Out Phoenix will be the fabulous annual event; El Fiesta de Dia De Los Muertos! 2011’s event will be presented in partnership with the Coronado Neighborhood Association and is an exciting monthly night out for the neighbors of the Coronado area to join in a special social event and come together for great food, great neighbors and a very special, very authentic Day of the Dead celebration. Join us and a few hundred of your closest neighbors and friends at the Palm Tree Farm for the party of the year!
5:OOPM-Ceremony (8:30) best time for families and children.
Ceremony and into late evening a more mature celebration.....with after hours beginning at midnight until 5AM the following morning......how to patdicipate links below..........and check out the past celebration buttons on the left....
EXPLORE THE MANY FACES OF THIS EVENTclick on links below and or left
THE THEME OF THIS YEARS EVENT IS "LIFE IS A DANCE" death and eternity play a large part in our thinking. Eternity is not a continuation of time. Eternity is a dimesion. Our living, our life is a continual dance with this eternity-dimension......we call death. We have eternal life now. When one thinks of what happens after death one is still thinking in temporal terms. LET US LEARN THE STEPS TO EMBRACE IT AND FLOW WITH THE MUSIC TO DISCOVER THE RYTHM OF OUR LIVES...... let us dance
Online invitation People often ask "how many friends can I invite". The answer of course is the more the better......If you would however like to co-host this event and make it part of "your party" let me know and ask how this can be done. It is a great location and space to have 'your fall gathering" and meet with your friends before the holiday rush of parties and commitments. Click here for electronic invitation for you and your friends.
Face Painting We paint our faces this evening to make calacas, the faces of grinning skeletons. "When the calacas dance, they take children by the hand," says Zarco Guerrero of Mesa, who celebrate this tradition each year. "they are not dancing like the Grim Reaper, who are meant to scare children" on Halloween. Click here to see how it is done