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Souls of the City: Dia de los Muertos in Old Sacramento

About Souls of the City

In October 2014, 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.

Pop Up Art Labs

Join us on three Saturdays in October from 11:00AM to 2:00PM in Old Sacramento 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 11: 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. This workshop takes place in the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street.

October 18: Papel Picado and Paper Flowers
Learn how to make traditional Mexican paper flowers and festive paper-cut banners. This workshop takes place in the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street.

October 25: Decorated Calaveras
Decorate calaveras (skulls) of various types. This workshop will take place in the Old Sacramento State Historic Park, please head to the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street, and you will be directed to the exact location.

Honoring Our Past Community Lecture

Join community members as they discuss the meaning and history of Dia De Los Muertos and honor the Native American community on Thursday, October 23 at the Sacramento History Museum from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.

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 Saturday, November 1st from 6:00PM to midnight. 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.

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