Souls of the City: Dia de los Muertos in Old Sacramento
About Souls of the City
In October 2013, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation will once again partner with Sol Collective to provide a month of programs and activities in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The event will culminate with a community celebration in Old Sacramento on November 1, 2013.
Pop Up Art Labs
Join us every Saturday in October from 11:00AM to 2:00PM in the Stanford Gallery at 111 I Street for a series of pop up art labs! These craft workshops are free to the public, but please arrive early, as space and supplies are limited.
October 5: Papel Picado
Learn how to make traditional Mexican paper flowers and festive paper-cut banners.
October 12: Decorate Calaveras (Skulls)
Decorate colorful sugar, paper, and pinata Calaveras (one per participant).
October 19: Mini Altars
Create your own traditional Day of the Dead altar replica. Suggested items to bring: photos of loved ones, images or small replicas of items they enjoyed while living, small (shoe) box.
Honoring Our Past Community Lecture
Join community members as they discuss the meaning and history of Dia De Los Muertos on October 24 at the Sacramento History Museum.
Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Finishing off our programs will be a large-scale Dia De Los Muertos celebration in front of the Sacramento History Museum on November 1st. Featured will be a procession and lighting of altar led by Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh (Aztec Dancers), interactive community altars, pop up art exhibit, family activities, games, calavera face painting, vendors, and a music stage.