Last updated on October 29, 2021
This year Dallas College is expanding our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations to include a special two-day Dia de los Muertos event at Mountain View Campus!
Stop by the Sports Complex on Monday, Nov. 1, to check out an exhibit of altars made by students and community members. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event will feature live music and performances, food trucks and games for kids.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican observance meant to reunite the living and the dead. It’s part of a three-day holiday that starts with Halloween, is followed by All Saints Day and ends with Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 2.
To honor lost loved ones during this special time, friends and family members decorate ofrendas, or altars, with photos, flowers and small gifts. These offerings are meant to encourage the souls of the dead to come back and join their living family members in one last celebration.
One of the most recognizable staples of Dia de los Muertos is brightly colored skulls, called calaveras. Calaveras can be made of clay or sugar, or even painted onto the face of someone participating in the festivities.
Where: Dallas College Mountain View Campus, Student Courtyard (Behind Building S)
4849 W. Illinois Ave, Dallas, Texas
When: Monday, Nov. 1 – Altar exhibit
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Live music, food trucks and games
If you would like to have your altar included in the exhibit, please register here.