Día de Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday in which participants remember and pray for their friends and family members who have passed away. The holiday features altars to loved ones and brightly painted sugar skulls.
Read on to learn about Day of the Dead celebrations, festivals and workshops throughout Charlotte where you can learn about and celebrate Día de Muertos. Make sure to click on each for the details.
In addition to the events, which we list below, stop by Pura Vida Worldly Art, at 3202a N Davidson Street, Charlotte, North Carolina. The shop displays an ofrenda year round, which you can contribute to, with a picture or memento of a loved one who has passed away. You can also also purchase papel picado (the chiseled paper that’s used for the traditional decoration) as well as copal and charcoal to burn at home, which is a Mexican tradition. The store also caries beautiful handmade Day of the Dead folk art, earrings and other items. Read our interview with Teresa Hernandez, the owner of Pura Vida Worldly Art.Subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap