Social Summit: Dia de los Muertos in Breckenridge |

Social Summit: Dia de los Muertos in Breckenridge

Photos by Jenise Jensen
Special to the Daily
The talented staff of Breck Create, from left to right, Jenn Cram, Robb Woulfe, Saam Golgoon and Lauren Dittle at the Dia de os Muertos kickoff party Friday, Oct. 23.
Jenise Jensen / Special to the Daily |

Sunday Schedule

Sugar Skull Decorating for Families, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fuqua Livery Stable; free — advanced registration requested

Mexico possesses a rich and complex relationship with death that extends far beyond the Day of the Dead holiday and its iconic sugar skulls. In this workshop you will receive an introduction to the customs of Día de los Muertos and the symbolism of the sugar skull. Participants will be taken through the sugar skull making process step by step, and then create their very own skull art. All materials provided.

Aztec Dance Parade & Altar Dedication, 12 to 1 p.m., Ridge Street Art Square & Randall Barn, free

Día de los Muertos Face Painting, 12 to 3 p.m., Quandary Antiques Cabin; free — first come, first served

The festivities continue Sunday, Oct. 25 for Breckenridge Creative Art’s Dia de los Muertos celebration. The Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration derives from Mexican culture, a tradition that honors deceased family and friends yearly. Calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) are made, altars de muertos (alters of the dead) are constructed and ofrendas or offerings are all part of the tradition. The celebration is a welcoming of the cycle of life and death that has derived from ancient Aztec traditions that evolved in Mexico for more than 3,000 years and has become a big part of their culture.

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