Dia De Los Muertos – Fet Gede 2019

Google says Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) started Thursday, October 31 and ended Saturday, November 2, 2019. But, you can still celebrate your ancestors today November 3, 2019 in many cities.

If you’re in New Orleans, continue the celebration Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Shrine on Airline (6000 Airline Dr.)  The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana’s inaugural Día de los Muertos Festival will take place at the New Orleans Baby Cakes Stadium. Bring something that represents a deceased loved one.

Los Angeles has a long history of celebrating Dia de los Muertos. For over 30 years Olvera Street Plaza has hosted celebrations. Today many events like theatre and face painting continue.  Click here for more information. More Dia de los Muertos events in the San Fernando Valley click here.

Are you in Des Moines, Iowa today? Don’t miss out on this free event held at Merrill Middle School 12 – 4 pm, November 3. Activities will include face painters, Mayan soul blessing and cleansing as well as  “Day of the Dead” merchandise and Mariachi music.  Click here for more.

For Washington, DC events today, click here.

Fête Gede, or “Festival of the Dead,” is one of the most important celebrations in the Voodoo religious calendar. But, it was hard to find public information on what is still taking place in Little Haiti in Miami for Fet Gede.  But, if you go down to the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, we bet you will find something interesting.

 

And, here are a few interesting videos of what took place over the weekend and in the past for Day of the Dead in various communities internationally.

In Haiti, the Day of the Dead and also All Saints Day are called Fete Gede.

Fete Gede 2012

Feature photo courtesy of Daily Beast

 

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