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SC DIaDeLosMuertosWhat's it all about? Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families. It can be thought of as when the spirits of heaven and earth come together in celebration of the lives of those gone before. The tradition originated with the indigenous people of the American Continent, the Aztec, Toltec, Mayan and Incas. It has evolved into a treasured time within for Hispanic culture as well as being enjoyed by others. It is so perfect an occasion for gathering, learning and sharing with friends and family within our community and beyond.

This year Silver City, from October 28 through November 2, will commemorate Dia de los Muertos with many colorful and joyous happenings. This is in collaboration with Silver City Museum, Silver City Library, Western New Mexico University as well as many other organizations, businesses and individuals.

There will be much ado about art, both visual and performing arts, in keeping with tradition. Everyone is invited to join in the always anticipated and festive parade that features costumes, monsoon puppets, non-motorized floats and so much more. For the enjoyment of all, there will be a street festival on October 28th with food, youth activities, arts and crafts booths and mariachi music. 

Many creative ofrendas will be on display throughout the community and throughout the days of these traditional events. A Blessing of the Ofrendas procession will be the meaningful finale of the Silver City Dia de los Muertos. For more information on or to participate in any of these events you may contact Diana Ingalls Leyba at leybaingallsart@qwestoffice.net or 575-388-5725.

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Sun Jun 16 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theater - Silco Theater
Sun Jun 16 @ 8:00AM -
Gila Native Plant Society Field Trip “The Black Range in Bloom” - WNMU Fine Arts Center
Sun Jun 16 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
"Tu Casa" - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City
Sun Jun 16 @ 2:00PM -
"The Candy Shoppe Calamity, Or The Good, The Bad, & The Pretty: A Bawdy Melodrama of Deceit, Decay, and Just Desserts" - Buckhorn Opera House
Sun Jun 16 @ 2:00PM -
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Mon Jun 17 @11:00AM -
Laughter Yoga - Lotus Center
Mon Jun 17 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Zumba Gold - Silver City Recreation Center
Mon Jun 17 @12:05PM - 01:00PM
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group - First Presbyterian Church
Mon Jun 17 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
4-H Contest Practice-Fest - Grant County Extension Office Conference Room
Mon Jun 17 @ 4:00PM -
Gila Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting - Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD Office
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