Photo of 2017 Día de los Muertos celebration in Burien by Michael Brunk.

Burien’s Día de los Muertos celebration is here, and this year instead of one night, the celebration is ongoing – until Nov. 15, 2020 – and can be enjoyed at home or when out and about safely with your loved ones.

Also known as the ‘Day of the Dead,’ this Mexican holiday is a multi-day celebration that traditionally runs from Nov. 1-2, and involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is commonly portrayed as a day of celebration rather than mourning, with families dressing up in spectacular costumes, parading to cemeteries and making offerings/tributes to the deceased.

Follow the Facebook event page to join the celebration.

Here’s more from the city’s website:

Storytelling with Nora Giron!
Nora’s back with more fun family stories of Día de los Muertos.

Calacas Mobiles – Skeleton Mobiles
Stop by the orange Discover Burien booth at the Burien Winter Market in Burien Town Square Park, 455 SW 152nd St., on November 5 and 12, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to pick up your free craft kit. Then go to the YouTube link on the instruction tag to make your Calacas along with Amaranta!

Ofrendas (Altars) Around Burien

    • Build an ofrenda at home!
    • Check out ofrendas around Burien – We miss all of the beautiful ofrendas displayed in the community center. Look for a list of locations to view all the beautiful ofrendas!
    • Participate in Burien’s Virtual Community Ofrenda. Share your memories and celebrations to add to the ofrenda.

So much more!

Also be sure to check out videos, how-tos, and history of Día de los Muertos on the Facebook event page all celebration long.

Thanks to sponsors and partners:

    • Discover Burien
    • Highline Heritage Museum
    • Para los Niños de Highline
    • 4Culture
    • King County Library System

Courtesy our friends at the Highline Heritage Museum:

And a great video showing how Día de los Muertos is celebrated in Oaxaca:

More info here:

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