Day Of The Dead
You and your family can get in on the action this weekend at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, where they’re hosting the Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It’s a celebration over several days that honors those who have died before us.
Thursday is Halloween, and for many marks the start of the weekend. Many will be out trick-or-treating, but if that’s not your thing, here are a couple of unique things going on around town this weekend.
Halloween isn’t the only big holiday occurring this week. Right on its heels is Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a popular Hispanic celebration that honors loved ones who are no longer with us. Unlike a somber funeral, Dia de los Muertos tends to focus more on the joy of remembering loved ones and celebrating the lives they lived. Brightly colored skeletons and skulls, lots of food, and often music all play a part in the festivities, which also involve altars set up to honor the departed.
First vampires, and now I’m tackling zombies. Which is fitting, of course … not just because it’s October (a month during which not only I but many of my friends seem to just watch as many horror movies as we can muster), but also because this weekend brings the annual Zombie Pub Crawl to Minneapolis’ West Bank once again.
There’s a celebration for the dead going on at Midtown Global Market.
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