Dia de los Muertos

City Offers Family-Friendly Dia De Los Muertos Workshop

Oct 28, 2016

Next week the city will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, but this weekend residents can get a taste for the festivities at several events around the Alamo City.

One family-friendly event is being hosted by the City of San Antonio and will include a cultural lesson in what the day is all about and the altars that people make to honor their loved ones who have died.

Jack Morgan

Dia De Los Muertos celebrations are popping up all over town.  Youth Arts organization Say Si puts one on every year and it's called Muertitosfest.

SAY Sí's Media Arts Studio

Another weekend barreling towards us, and we've been looking into things you really ought to consider doing. As usual, it looks full, fun and there's something for everyone. First let's go to Southtown for Say Si's Muertitosfest

Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

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-- A look at altars being created to honor the dead.

Jack Morgan

Monday is All Souls Day, or as is celebrated by millions in the southwest, Dia De Los Muertos.  We  went on Tuesday to Centro Cultural Aztlan--a place credited with helping re-energize San Antonians with observing the celebration.  Dozens of students from Holy Cross High School showed up with their creations--altars, dedicated to loved ones who have passed on.