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
- 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: