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1. and 2. November 2019

Day of the Dead

Every two years at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture

Programme 2019

With its Mexican Day of the Dead, the Museum for Sepulchral Culture honours the "Día de los Muertos" as part of the immaterial world cultural heritage. The Mexican citizens who, together with the museum's staff, put together the programme create a typical Central American atmosphere.

This year, the Museum for Sepulchral Culture celebrates the "Día de los Muertos" on two days. November 1 is dedicated to the "little angels", the deceased children. The "Día de los Angelitos" begins on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm with three different workshops for children and young adolescents. The results of the workshops can be placed on an "Ofrenda por los Angelitos". Those who wish can take their souvenirs home after the exhibition. Mexican bread for the dead and drinking chocolate are available for consumption. And at the end of the exhibition there will be an exciting and entertaining surprise for the young visitors.

On November 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. the Consul of Mexico, Mrs. Cecilia Villanueva Bracho, will open the main part of the Mexican Feast of the Dead. Then the adults will celebrate as usual with dances and a musical program, in which a mariachi band is as much a part of the celebration as Mexican food and drinks.

This year the Museum presents "Ofrendas" from different regions of Mexico. But there will also be an altar for the deceased relatives of the visitors. Photographs, flowers and other personal items can be placed on this "Ofrenda" for the duration of the festival and beyond.

As in previous years, authentic mariachi music, Mexican dances and culinary specialities will be offered as well as a photo campaign with the visitors. A make-up artist will take care of your stylish appearance with a Sweet Skull make-up mask.
Mexican arts and crafts can be discovered in the Superskull Día de los Muertos Shop. And, of course, we will again show graphics and photographs that were taken on the occasion of the Mexican Feast of the Dead.

Dancing and music!



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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Weinbergstraße 25–27
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0

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