Dia de los Muertos—Saturday, October 27, 2018

Creative Arts Guild's Spigel Pavilion  

520 West Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30720





Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.

Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to

 the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.) 

Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.

Follow this link to a great introduction to this holiday especially created for kids by National Geographic

This is the first year that the Creative Arts Guild will host Dalton's Dia de los Muertos celebration and we could not be more proud to be the new home of an event that celebrates ancestry, and incorporates art and ritual - celebrating a culture that is so rich and vibrant in our community.

We invite our entire community to come out and celebrate with us on October 27! If this is your first Dia de los Muertos event (like it is ours) come out and learn about this amazing and beautiful traditional celebration and enjoy live music, traditional food, wine and beer, prizes for costumes and alter displays, kids activites and more!

For more information call (706) 259-1974.