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. Once again, Houston is holding a spectacular Día de los Muertos festival to honor the tradition! [Featured image via Shutterstock]
On Saturday, November 4, the city will have the chance to get in on the Dia de los Muertos parade and festival in Houston from 2 pm to 10 pm in Sam Houston Park at 1000 Bagby St., and parade in all its wonderful pageantry, beginning and ending in the same location.
The festival is set to feature a vibrant variety of live music, tasty concessions, arts & crafts galore, and more! At 7 pm in the evening, Houstonians can take part in the parade beginning at the corner of Allen Parkway and Bagby St. at 1100 Bagby St. to witness a spectacular display of floats, festivity, and culture, as it moves through City Hall and areas in downtown.
The parade will commence down Bagby Street before turning on Walker St., then to Smith St., then Dallas St. before terminating at the corner Allen Parkway and Bagby St.
On the corner of Walker St. and Smith St. visitors can enjoy a DJ set at Navidad en el Barrio. Organizers encourage the public to get involved with the festivities, asking only that any attire be authentic to the traditional celebration.
Stay tuned for more details on coming Dia de los Muertos festivities in Houston!