Celebraciones de la Gente postponed until 2021

Celebraciones de la Gente festival goers had a chance to visit the “Courtyard After Dark” event on Oct. 24, 2019. Photo by Frank X. Moraga / ©2019 AmigosNAZ

FLAGSTAFF — The 17th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente at the Museum of Northern Arizona has been postponed until 2021. Originally scheduled for Oct. 24-25, 2020, the Day of the Dead festival was rescheduled for the health and safety of all of our artists, visitors and staff.

Rooted in community, this weekend-long event has been presented at the museum in partnership with Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces. It features fine art and unique crafts, music and dancing, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), insightful heritage programs and Day of the Dead inspired crafts for the kids.

Members of Nuestras Raices are currently working on virtual Celebraciones de la Gente programming for this year. Details to come shortly.

Other museum heritage festivals that will be rescheduled until next year include the annual the Navajo Festival, the Hopi Festival and the Zuni Festival. A Fall Heritage originally scheduled for this year has also been postponed until next year. Click here for the latest information on the museum’s heritage programs.

One of the nearly two dozen altars/ofrendas that greeted visitors at the 2019 Celebraciones de la Gente festival. Photo by Frank X. Moraga / ©2019 AmigosNAZ

See below for links to photos/stories from previous Celebraciones activities:

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