The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present the annual Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, November 4, 3-5 pm. Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, folk arts and crafts, and live dance performances. Learn about the traditions of this rich cultural holiday at this free, family-friendly event. Food will be available for purchase from Surf Taco.
Day of the Dead is observed throughout the world at this time of year (in connection with Halloween and All Souls’ Day), where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of the deceased, and then visiting graves with these as gifts. This free community event is made possible through the generosity of EDENS/ Princeton Shopping Center.
Day of the Dead will take place at the Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard at 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ. Ample parking is available at the Shopping Center. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.