Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a lively, Mexican holiday, in which families take time to remember and honor their deceased ancestors or loved ones.

For those celebrating in Colorado, the Longmont Museum will be hosting their signature Day of the Dead event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. Attracting more than 6,000 people every year, the museum's annual Día de los Muertos celebration is the largest in Colorado. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that's full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun. Longmont Museum's free, family-oriented party features live music and dancing, sugar skull decorating, traditional food, community altars, paper flower making, face painting, Lady Catrina, and more! Be sure to come dressed in your best skeleton apparel.

Leading up to the actual Day of the Dead bash, the museum invites the public to partake in other themed activities, like free sugar skull making day on October 28. The actual Dia de los Muertos exhibition will be in the Museum’s Swan Atrium October 13 through November 6. With free admission, visitors can browse brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures and a monumental sculpture by international artist Oscar Becerra. Altars for the dead created by community members will also be a central part of the exhibition. For more information, visit www.longmontmuseum.org.

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