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Día de los Muertos at PNA next Saturday

October 24th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival is next Saturday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 -9 p.m. at the Blue Building, 6532 Phinney Ave.

Appropriate for all ages, the free festival includes music, Aztec dancers, food, arts and crafts, a traditional altar dedication, and Spanish music for children.

The festival begins at 5:30 p.m. in Community Plaza for a procession led by Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dancers.

Volunteer opportunities are still available to help decorate the PNA, paint faces, help kids decorate sugar skulls, etc. Volunteers can sign up online.


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Hundreds honor ancestors at annual Day of the Dead celebration

November 3rd, 2012 by Doree

Hundreds of people packed into the Phinney Neighborhood Association Friday night for the annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. It began outside in the rain, where Esmael Xiutecpatl and Ce atl Tonalli Aztec Dance Group performed a traditional blessing and then led a procession through the neighborhood.

Inside people could drink Mexican hot chocolate, buy Day of the Dead Bread, see more traditional performances, and decorate sugar skulls (below).

And people could place pictures and other objects to remember loved ones on the community altar.

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