When I took Spanish in high school, one of my favorite phrases was “Dia de los Muertos.” A. It’s fun to say. And B. It’s just a cool tradition. I love the concept of taking a day to remember those who’ve passed without spending it decked out in black. The day’s a celebration of life, not a period of mourning. Even better: You can learn more about this cultural tradition on the cheap, thanks to the free Day of the Dead celebration at the Atlanta History Center.
From noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018, the Atlanta History Center will host a free Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) program.
Presented in partnership with the Consul General of Mexico and the Institute of Mexican Culture, there’ll be elaborately decorated altars that honor lost loved ones, traditional dancing, crafts, authentic Mexican food, entertainment, & more.
Bonus: October 28, 2018, is a free admission day at the Atlanta History Center, too. While you’re there, you can explore the rest of the Atlanta History Center, including the exhibitions, historic houses, and gardens.
The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta.