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DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR OF DíA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION

September 20, 2019

Phoenix, Sept. 5, 2019 – Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Garden at this two-day festival filled with music, dance and storytelling that explore the beauty and meaning of this special holiday and its symbols.

Children will love the crafts and face painting, and the whole family will enjoy browsing the Mercado filled with art, jewelry and other wares. Each day ends with La Procesión, a procession through the Garden with the performers and audience members, concluding with a traditional burning of troubles. La Procesión represents the ancient tradition of marching as a community to burial sites in order to honor those who have passed on and is a treasured highlight of this annual festival.

The Garden continues its annual exhibition of Ofrenda, or “offering.” Ofrendas are created to remember and honor the memories of loved ones that have passed. This year’s theme is: “Alebrijes y la Muerte.” The artists explore not only the visual concept of the alebrije but also its origin and meaning, as it applies to Mexican culture and the celebration of Día de los Muertos.=

WHEN: Día de los Muertos Celebration

  • 2-3 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 
Ofrenda Exhibition

  • 25 – 26 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 27 – Nov. 6 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

 
WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

COST: Included with Garden Membership or paid Garden Admission. Visit dbg.org for ticket information.

 INFO: For more information, call 480.941.1225 or visit www.dbg.org.

About Desert Botanical Garden
Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. An Arizona icon celebrating 80 years in the Valley, the Garden has grown into a compelling attraction and desert conservation pioneer, offering worldly plants, vibrant trails, world-class exhibitions, festive events, fascinating classes and so much more.

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