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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Dallas College Mountain View Campus

Last updated on November 2, 2023

Dallas College’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations will include a special Dia de los Muertos event at Mountain View Campus!

Beginning on Oct. 26 through Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m., you can check out an exhibition of community altars.

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.

Mountain View Events

Mictlán and Origins of Dia de los Muertos Lecture by Professor Carlos Rovelo with VIP Catrina appearance
Pan de Muertos and chocolate caliente (hot chocolate) will be served.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
12:30 p.m.
Building W, Room W171

Alter Exhibit
Thursday, Oct. 26 through Wednesday, Nov. 2
4-7 p.m.
(Campus closed Sunday.)
If you would like to have your altar included in the exhibit, please register here.

Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition 2023
Artist Reception
Wednesday, Nov. 1
2-3 p.m.
Kiva Gallery

  • Friday, Oct. 20: Entry deadline
  • Friday, Oct. 27: Deadline to drop off art piece(s) in person
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29: Installation
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m., Artist Reception
  • Monday, Oct. 30–Nov. 9: Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition run dates
  • Friday, Nov. 10: Deinstall and pick-up

Dia de los Muertos Event
Thursday, Nov. 2
Noon-2 p.m.
Courtyard, West Hallway, Tree Top

  • Altar Exhibitions
  • Mariachi Performances (noon-1 p.m.)
  • Workshop (noon-2 p.m.)
  • La Danza Mexihka (1-2 p.m.)
  • Curated food and cultural goods vendors
  • Catrina face painting


Walk with us in the Dia de los Muertos Parade. Come dressed in keeping with the cultural integrity of Dia de los Muertos as we celebrate the rich heritage of this special day.

Saturday, Oct. 28
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Dallas City Hall Plaza
1500 Marilla St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Register for the parade.

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