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Day of the Dead at the Mexican Cultural Institute

  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Day of the Dead at the Mexican Cultural Institute
Saturday October 29, 12:00 - 4:00pm

This year, the MCI's Day of the Dead celebration will feature an installation piece by Mexican designer and creative director Luis Fitch. Fitch, the director of UNO Branding, will construct an altar-like installation evoking the aesthetics of papel picado, the festive punched paper often used as a symbol in Day of the Dead altars. It will be on view through November 14.

Additionally, the MCI will have a traditional altar dedicated to famed Mexican singer and songwriter Juan Gabriel, who died earlier this year. The traditional altar will also honor the lives of Teodoro González de León, Gloria Contreras, Luis González de Alba, and Ignacio Padilla. It will be on view through November 21.

The opening day celebration will take place October 29th from 12:00 - 4:00pm and will include a musical performance at 12:30. The two attractions will be on display to visitors and school groups during regular hours through their respective closing dates.

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