Celebrate Day of the Dead at the Atlanta History Center

Full Day of Events Offers Opportunity to Experience this Vibrant Holiday

Atlanta, GA – Join the Atlanta History Center’s annual family program Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos, and become immersed in a cultural celebration of family and friends. Visitors of all ages enjoy learning about this ancient festival rooted in Mexican heritage that serves as a way to honor and memorialize the lives of their deceased loved ones while celebrating the continuity of life. Smiling faces, swirling brilliant colors, beautifully decorated altars designed to honor lost family and friends, delicious authentic Mexican food, and a variety of traditional music and dance performances are highlights of this celebration.

Special performances include appearances by Ballet Azteca and Alma Mexicana, who perform regional dances of Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Chiapas, Jaliscos, Caballo, Tonatzin, and Antigua. A display of altars that honor lost loved ones, demonstrations of the traditional art forms Papel Picado and Calaveras, face painting, and a children’s craft area are among the ongoing activities.  

For more than twelve years, the Atlanta History Center has presented this annual family program in collaboration with the Instituto de Mexico and the Mexican Consulate with support by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. 

WHAT: Day of the Dead; Atlanta History Center annual family program  

WHEN: Sunday, November 2, 2014; Noon – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305

ADMISSION: This is a free admission day at the Atlanta History Center.

Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor festival, and if time permits, to continue their free day adventures with a variety of Atlanta History Center offerings from discoveries of signature and traveling exhibitions to historic house experiences and explorations of beautiful Goizueta Gardens.

Food and drinks are available for purchase.

For more information, please call 404.814.4000 or visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Family.

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The Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum; two historic houses, 1928 Swan House and 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; Kenan Research Center; Grand Overlook event space; Chick-Fil-A at the Coca-Cola Café, a museum shop, and the Goizueta Gardens, featuring 22 acres of gardens, walkways, paths and trails. In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House located in Midtown Atlanta.