Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico

Day of the Dead | Dìa de los Muertos

Festival | Festival
  • Courtesy of Harbourfront Centre

Toronto ON
November 9-10 novembre 2013

Presented by | Diffusé par: Scotiabank
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W
Free | Gratuit

Day of the Dead/Dìa de los Muertos Festival celebrate the lives of the departed at Harbourfront Centre. This two day festival offers patrons an opportunity to explore celebrations from Mexico, and other areas of Latin America, with handcrafted ofrendas (altars), concerts, film, family activities and more. Highlight performances include a Toronto concert debut from Canadian-Mexican singer Mamselle, authentic mariachi music from Mariachi Mexico Amigo, a lecture on famed artist Jose Posada with Chicago-based historian Diane Miliotes and vibrant Latin dances presented by the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company and Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico. In addition to the festivities inside, the public is invited to celebrate the legacy of lost loved ones with a large outdoor ofrenda (altar) in Ontario Square. Traditionally, marigold flowers are placed on ofrenda’s to honour the departed. Throughout the festival, families can make beautiful paper marigolds or leave a message to passed loved ones on a pre-made maple leaf.

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