The rich cultural tradition of Día de los Muertos is coming to Houston with all the bells and whistles.
Día de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of passed loved ones. The thousands-of-years-old Aztec-originated tradition is celebrated throughout Latin America every year with feasts, costumes, and sugar skulls. This year, the celebration is coming to Houston! [Featured image via Shutterstock]
On November 6, Houston will have the chance to get in on the celebration with a Día de los Muertos festival and parade held at city hall according to abc13.
“Houston! For the first time ever, we’ll be celebrating #DiaDeLosMuertos this Nov. 6 with a festival @HoustonTx City Hall and an evening parade through @DowntownHouston,” Councilmember Robert Gallegos wrote on Twitter.
“Couldn’t be more excited to showcase this wonderful tradition on such a big stage in the heart of #Houston.”
The Houston Day of the Dead festival and event was organized by Mauricio Navarro, who previously started the tradition in Dallas.
“I’m just going to bring it,” he told abc13. “…professional floats, animals, horses, catrinas, dance groups, bailes folkloricos, mariachis: it’s going to be a beautiful procession.”
Stay tuned for more details!