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Day of the Dead Weekend

November 4, 2023

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The Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico varies from region to region, but it is not a religious celebration, it is rather an ancestral expression of our “Memorial Day” adorned with the Mexican spices and flavor.

The Offerings

The most representative element of the Day of the Dead holiday in Mexico is the altar with its offerings. These altars are very personal and a representation of their vision of death, full of allegories and meaning.

In places like Central Avenue, where this tradition is more entrenched, the altars begin to take shape on October 28th, many residents and business owners enter a contest organized by the Central Avenue Betterment Association and display their altars to the public. The celebration reaches its peak on November 2nd when the community comes out onto the avenue and celebrates with a jovial spirit the visit of their love ones. The community decorates the street with colors, kids line up to get their calavera painted on their faces, musicians and performers are playing every few feet and delicious food is served right and left while everyone waits for the night parade to start!


November 4, 2023
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1120 Central Ave. Kansas City, KS
1120 Central Ave
Kansas City, KS United States
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