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Heights Day of the Dead-2019

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 25, 2019

Two Celebrations in  Heights – Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is celebrated multiple places in Houston.  Here in the Heights there are two celebrations of which I am familiar.

Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery celebrates Dia de los Muertos in several different ways. Located at 241 W 19th St in Houston Heights original shopping strip, Casa Ramirez Gallery is more of a Mexican market than a gallery. Lots of interesting Mexican crafts, books,

They keep Day of the Dead in mind for several weeks by having multiple classes and demonstrations. It’s all topped off by having a procession.

They have 3 classes on building altars to honor deceased family members; they have altar exhibits ongoing through November 10, 2019; Sugar Skull making demonstration; and the big event that happens on October 26th. The Day of the Dead Procession.

Day of the Dead Schedule 2019-Heights

Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery Facebook Page

Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery
The altars in this shop rival some of those I have seen in central Mexico. What a cool way to honor family members who are know longer with us.

The other location for Day of the Dead in Greater Heights is in Montie Beach Park, next to Brooke Smith.

See the Day of the Dead in the Heights Facebook Page  

See also The Montie Beach website for more info. An excerpt is below:

Bienvenidos amigos! The Montie Beach Civic Club is excited for the 5th Anniversary of Day of the Dead (“Dia de los Muertos”) in the Heights. The festival will be held at Montie Beach Park on November 2, 2019 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

The focus of this festival has been and will be to provide residents within the Greater Heights a fun and educational Dia de los Muertos experience. Some consider Dia de los Muertos to be among the most vibrant in Latin America and in keeping with that tradition; the performers for this event will be curated to give the audience an immersion of Latin American sights and sounds. In addition, we will be partnering with nearby Elementary school kids and provide interactive exhibits that detail the rich culture and significance of Dia de los Muertos to the Latin American community.

100% of the profits generated from this Event will go towards the Montie Beach Park Improvement Initiative (Montie Beach Civic Club in partnership with the Houston Parks Board).

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