Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces celebrates Día de los Muertos
with annual Celebraciones de la Gente
For a decade the tradition has continued in Northern Arizona as Flagstaff Nuestras Raices and the Museum of Northern Arizona partner to present the region’s own version of Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos with the annual Celebraciones de la Gente.
The celebration features family altars / ofrendas placed around the historic Jaime Major Golightly Courtyard, the member’s only preview on Friday night, and public events on Saturday and Sunday featuring folklórico dancers, mariachi performers, sugar skull and papel picado workshops, lectures, arts and crafts vendors and a mural project.
Below are some highlights of recent celebrations:
Community enjoys opening night of
Celebraciones de la Gente on Oct. 26, 2012
Members of the Museum of Northern Arizona and their guests celebrated the “Member’s Preview” of the 9th annual Celebraciones de la Gente on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 in Flagstaff.
The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration was produced in partnership with Flagstaff Nuestras Raices. Visitors were welcomed by the Museum’s Director Dr. Robert Breunig, along with Flagstaff Nuestras Raices President Lydia Anaya.
Visitors had the opportunity to visit the museum’s courtyard and see the nearly two dozen candlelite ofrendas (altars), enjoy music and food.
Visitors enjoy first full day of
Celebraciones de la Gente on Oct. 27, 2012
Visitors to the Museum of Northern Arizona had the opportunity to see folklorico and mariachi performances, stroll around the historic courtyard and visit nearly two dozen ofrendas (altars), enjoy food and visit arts and crafts booths during the first full day of the 9th annual Celebraciones de la Gente on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
The event was presented by the museum and partner Flagstaff Nuestras Raices.
The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration featured a “Lively Day of the Dead Celebration” including music, ofrendas, Heritage insight presentations, workshops, Ballet Folklorico.
Performers include Maríachí Sol Azteca, Los Compadres and Ballet Folklorico de Colores of Flagstaff.