Ignoring the chilly evening air nipping about them, hundreds of laughing people thronged through Roberto Maestas Plaza at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle, Washington, for the organization’s 15th annual Día de Muertos celebration on Nov. 1. Some wore extravagant, traditional Mexican outfits trimmed with lace, faces painted and decorated to look like bejeweled skulls. Others tucked up in puffy jackets eagerly waited in line for pan de muerto, or Mexican bread of the dead, and a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
We’ve rounded up some very special South End Día de los Muertos events. Find out where to celebrate with fellow community members, take the family for arts, crafts, rich cultural education, and to honor loved ones who have passed on in the Mexican and Latinx tradition of Día de los Muertos.
To learn more about this beautiful holiday, its origins, and why and how its celebrated, check out this 2015 article from our pals at the Seattle Globalist.
For Halloween-related events, check out our sister seasonal events round-up here, and you can find our usual weekend events round-up here.
“Meeting of Brian’s 16mm Film Club! He is a 16mm film collector and he is bringing his collection to South Park Hall every Monday in October, Just $5 kids 5 and under free and FREE POPCORN !!!!” Editor’s Note: This event repeats on Monday, Oct. 29. Time: 6:30 PM Where: South Park Hall—1253 S. Cloverdale St Cost: $5
The weather was perfect for the 46th Anniversary ROOTS (Relatives of Old Timers of Seattle) Family Picnic, September 2nd at Jimi Hendrix Park. The summer celebration was started in the 1970s as a way to bring together some of Seattle’s original Black families and some more recent arrivals. It’s become a tradition where friends and family come together to reminisce about the past, create new memories and honor and appreciate people who are doing good things in the community.