Free and open to all ages, this year’s event runs from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. rain or shine
A tradition from Mexico is now a tradition in downtown Vancouver.
It’s time for Dia de Muertos — Day of the Dead — celebration at Esther Short Park.
This year’s celebration in Vancouver is Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Free and open to all ages, “Luminarias Dia de Muertos” is presented by Vancouver Ballet Folklorico and sponsored by the city of Vancouver. The event will be presented outdoors rain or shine.
Experience beautiful luminarias, traditional Mexican dancing, live music, artists, and activities for all ages. Community members are invited to participate in an ofrenda (or altar) to their loved ones who have passed away by sharing photos, notes, or other offerings.
Day of the Dead is traditionally recognized on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, but some celebrate it for a couple of weeks before and/or after those dates. Day of the Dead is the opportunity to celebrate those who have passed, and remember the joy they brought to their loved ones.
Last year, Clark County Today produced a video to showcase some of the activities associated with Dia de Muertos. https://www.clarkcountytoday.com/people/dia-de-muertos-celebration-set-for-saturday-at-esther-short-park/
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