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Residents Invited to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Downtown

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department invites the public to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with free weekend activities and events between Saturday, October 29, and Saturday, November 4.

Visitors are invited to celebrate Dia de los Muertos by tasting traditional indigenous Mexican cuisine at the cooking demonstration booth at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29.

Teaching artists will help visitors make Dia de los Muertos themed masks, and Jardin, Cocina y Mercado de la Bowie will be selling sugar skulls that can be decorated. Visitors are encouraged to dress their dogs in their best costumes for a puppy costume contest. The market is located on Anthony Street in the Union Plaza.

On Tuesday, November 1, the El Paso Museum of Art will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos from 6 p.m. to

8 p.m. with an open house for local artist Wayne Hilton’s Hermosos Huesos. The Museum will unveil a 12 foot tall Catrina that was created by Hilton and members of the South El Paso community around the Armijo Recreation Center. The Mexican Consulate in El Paso will officially present their 2016 Dia de los Muertos alter at the museum commemorating Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel.

On Saturday, November 4, the El Paso Museum of History will recognize and honor the armed services POW/MIAs. From 2-2:45 p.m. Reverend Douglas P. Davis, Sr. will present an altar commemorating and honoring the Prisoners of War and soldiers Missing in Action and their families.

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