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A Dia de los Muertos face getting painted at Breckenridge

Dia De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a multi-day, traditional Mexican holiday celebrating ancestors and loved ones who’ve passed. This is not a day of sadness, but a day where the dead come alive to celebrate with family and friends, and to come together support one another’s spiritual journeys.

Join us this October 5 – November 1, 2020, along with BreckCreate, for an expanded, month-long celebration including partnerships with a host of restaurants and community organizations. In keeping with cultural tradition, a number of temporary ofrendas (altars) will be installed around the Town of Breckenridge, and many local restaurants have created unique menus that reflect the values and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.

Dia De Los Muertos Highlights:

  • Live performances & traditional Aztec dancing
  • Cultural activities & storytelling
  • Special dining events
  • Take-home craft Projects
  • Ofrenda demonstrations

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2020 Schedule

October 5 - November 1, 2020

Town-Wide Ofrendas (altars)

In keeping with cultural tradition, a number of temporary ofrendas (altars) will be installed around the Town of Breckenridge.

Participating Artists/Businesses:

  • Domus Pacis Family Respite (located at Downstairs at Eric’s)
  • Breckenridge Distillery (located at distillery)
  • Summit High School (located at Gravity Haus)
  • Blue River Bistro (located at restaurant)
  • Castaways Cove (located at restaurant)
  • Mi Casa Mexican Cantina and Restaurant (located at restaurant)
  • Breckenridge Tourism Office (located at the Welcome Center)
  • Mountain Dreamers (located at Hearthstone -not doing menu)

 

Take your own self-guided tour in English or en Español!

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Dia De Los Muertos Dining Experiences

Local restaurants have created unique menus that reflect that reflect the values and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.

Participating Restaurants:

  • Downstairs At Eric’s
  • Blue River Bistro,
  • Mi Casa Mexican Cantina and Restaurant,
  • Castaways Cove,
  • Yo Mama’s Cantina
  • The Motherloaded Tavern

 

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Participating Artist Information

 

Artist Collaborations @ Old Masonic Hall

Participating Artists:

  • Elisa Gomez
  • Armand Silva
  • Karime Gonzalez
  • Maria Morley

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

BreckCreate Cultural Activities

Location:  Breckenridge Riverwalk Center
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

On October 24th, BreckCreate invites the community to experience intimate performances and cultural activities in the Riverwalk Center in downtown Breckenridge, including storytelling, traditional Aztec dancing, and an ofrenda-making demonstration. Space will be limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis to allow for social distancing. Activities and  performances will each run approximately 30 – 40 minutes, and young guests will be encouraged to take a Día de los Muertos craft project to make at home.

11:00am – Storyteller from the Mexican Cultural Center in Denver
12:00pm – Aztec Dancers from Groupo Huizilopchtli
1:00pm – Storyteller from Mexican Cultural Center in Denver
2:00pm – Ofrenda demonstration
3:00 – Aztec Dancers from Groupo Huizilopchtli

 

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