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Día de los Muertos After Hours
October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0Free
Celebrate Día de los Muertos After Hours at the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum opens its doors for a free late-night event during the three-day festival dedicated to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Dance to Mariachi Los Amigos with Mexican folk dance group Bailes de Mi Tierra. Enjoy food and drinks available for purchase from the Mitsitam Café and Tico DC, including tacos, tamales, mescal cocktails, desserts and agua fresca. Help create an interactive mural, learn to make paper marigolds and enjoy exclusive access to the galleries.
The Day of the Dead is a festival celebrated from midnight on Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 by people in Mexico, parts of Central and South America and in many Latino communities across the U.S. as a way to honor family and friends that have passed away. This celebration originates from the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Mexica (Aztec) and Maya.