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Dia de los Muertos at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Written by: | Published: October 29, 2012 | Updated: June 05, 2017

Saturday night I took my family to the Denver Botanic Gardens Dia de los Muertos celebration. We’ve never been to anything like it and weren’t sure what to expect. There were decorated skeletons and pretty flowers all over the place. The art was fantastic!

Dia de los Muertos at Denver Botanic Gardens
Dia de los Muertos at Denver Botanic Gardens

There were beautiful alters dedicated to various people that have passed all around the event. We watched amazing pumpkin carving, tried some of the food and watched a kids costume contest. We also made some fun crafts including tissue paper flowers and a banner my daughter created in honor of my grandmother who passed this past summer.

I hope they host this event again next year, it’s definitely something I’d like to attend again. We missed out on the face painting, but I think next time we can create makes at home or paint our faces before we go. I wasn’t sure what the costumes would be like or how to dress, so we didn’t prep ahead of time.

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration traditionally on November 1 and 2, so you still have time to celebrate on your own. Make some masks, prepare some food and honor those who have passed in a wonderfully colorful and fun way!

Disclaimer: I received passes to attend and review this event.


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