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Donna Miller – Guest Contributor
Oct 31 @ 1:45 pm
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The Hughes Family Tribute Center celebrates its ninth Día de los Muertos Celebración on Thursday, November 2 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Crown Hill Memorial Park and Mausoleum. The cemetery, located in the Bachman Lake area, is traditionally visited by families on Día de los Muertos. The Celebración builds on this tradition by presenting the art installation La Ceiba: The Sacred Tree of Life by artist Ricardo Alarcón; a visual art exhibition; dance performances by Grupo Pakal specializing in Mayan dance presentations; live mariachi music; family art activities, children’s entertainment; and food and beverage concessions. The Celebración is free and open to the public.

In Mayan mythology the ceiba tree is the link between worlds: its roots in Xibalbá (the underworld,) the base of its trunk placed where the humans live sometimes referred to as Kab, and the trunk and branches the dwellings of the Gods and the entrance to the heavens. Mr. Alarcon’s artistic goal is to build on the authentic Mexican tradition of families gathering in cemeteries to connect with their loved ones who are buried there and to increase public knowledge of the long history of the indigenous peoples among all of us today whether we be descendants of the Mayans, descendants of Mexican and Central American immigrants, recent immigrants, or descendants of other peoples around the world. 

Celebración Details:

Free admission

Crown Hill Memorial Park and Mausoleum

9718 Webb Chapel Road

For specific performance and event schedules each day, please visit https://dayofthedeaddallas.com or https://www.facebook.com/HughesFTC