Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos in Santa Fe New Mexico
Celebrating Halloween in Santa Fe is not the same as celebrating Halloween any place else. You see in Santa Fe New Mexico, All Hallows' Eve coincides with the Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead.
On November 1st, it is believed that souls return to the Earth and are greeted with feasts, music and dancing. Instead of embracing the concept of death as Halloween does, Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday meant to celebrate the lives of passed on loved ones.
A large part of the celebration includes altars that are set up all throughout Santa Fe, where pictures of the deceased are placed, along with food, drink and activities the deceased cherished while they were alive. To guide the soul's way back to home, loved ones light candles to cover the altars and graveyards.
To celebrate this Day of the Dead like only Santa Fe can...
Attend the Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration and Dance
When: Friday, 10/29, from 6 pm - 10 pm
Where: 555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Alters, ofrendas, shrines, music, dancers, costume contest, art, food and prizes! Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel and bring a photo or an item of a loved one. This event is free to the public. If you'd like to install an altar or shrine, just call 992-0591 to reserve your space.
The beautiful thing about living in Santa Fe Real Estate is celebrating such events as Dia De Los Muertos. The people who live here are passionate about their traditions and it makes one feel proud to call Santa Fe Home. If you have any interest in relocating to Santa Fe New Mexico, or just want to find out a little bit more about it, I would love to hear from you.
Susan Orth & Isabella Luconi
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty