11th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Nov. 1st

by Museum of South Texas History | Oct 01, 2014

The Museum of South Texas History announces their 11th Annual Día de los Muertos will be held this year from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 1. All are invited to join in celebrating this favorite annual event that's also one of the most well-known holidays in Mexican culture. Highlighting the event and on display from Nov. 1-15 will be the traditional Día de los Muertos Mexican Altar Exhibit. This year's theme is FOOD FOR THE SOUL, referencing one of many ofrendas (offerings) that can be placed on the altar for the honored soul.


When loved ones gather together after a long absence, there's usually a celebration at the table. Hosts will prepare favorite foods and serve preferred beverages. During Día de los Muertos, families will hold a symbolic celebration on an altar that is dedicated to the dearly departed relative or someone they admired. The ofrendas also represent the four main elements of nature that many believe should be incorporated into an altar: earth, wind, water and fire. The earth is often represented by crops or food.


Visitors to this year's Día de los Muertos can expect a variety of foods and entertainment, including presentations on some traditional and popular foods that will be a delight for all the senses. Mark Nov. 1 on your calendar now and plan to celebrate this Día de los Muertos at MOSTHistory. This special event is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship. Find out how you can become a FRIEND of MOSTHistory and receive free admission for you and your family by clicking here or calling +1-956-383-6911 and experience FOOD FOR THE SOUL.