Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a festive time to honor deceased relatives, satirize the living, and entice the spirits to visit with flower-decked altars and offerings of food. One of Mexico’s most distinctive holidays, Day of the Dead, is considered a day of cheerful celebration rather than one of mourning.
The Latin American Coalition’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration is a local, intimate recreation of the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition. This colorful and vibrant event is held at the Levine Museum of the New South in uptown Charlotte and features traditional foods, folkloric arts and crafts, traditional dances, and fun activities for children. This free, all-day celebration is educational and engaging for all ages.