City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Join us for the Dia de Los Muertos Ceremony entitled Alma Y Corazón on Thursday, November 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery Chapel.
A new exhibition, Reunir: Historia del Día de los Muertos, debuts online with an in-person event and Dia de Los Muertos Ceremony entitled Alma y Corazón on Thursday, November 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, 1601 Navasota St. The event will include music, food, speakers, and a tour of the graves of Tejano ancestors. This exhibit and accompanying events are made possible through a partnership between Austin Parks and Recreation's Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, Brush Square Museums, and Cemetery Operations. RSVP online for the free event.
Reunir: Historia del Día de los Muertos is a digital history exhibit about the history and traditions of the holiday as celebrated in Austin, Texas, Mexico, and Latin America. This beloved tradition brings family and community together to celebrate the lives of our ancestors, family, friends, pets, and public figures. The Latin American tradition of the Day of the Dead is distinct from other cultural practices of remembrance in welcoming the return of the ancestors to reunite families once a year.
The Reunir exhibit debut and Alma Y Corazón event precede the 16th annual Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Day of the Dead festival and MexAmericon on Saturday, November 4 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd St. where guests can enjoy hands-on children’s activities, art activations, vendors, food trucks, and a collective community altar. For more information please visit AustinTexas.gov/DayoftheDead.