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Celebrate the “Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos” on October 30

The City of Annapolis will host a Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Festival at Maryland Hall (801 Chase St) in Annapolis starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The event is being organized by Mayor Gavin Buckley’s Hispanic Community Services office. The festival will include a kid’s zone, vendors and artists, face painting booths, and a full program on stage including Bolivian Dancers, Latin American musicians, salsa classes and a DJ throughout the event.

The event is free and open to the public.

What is Day of the Dead?

The Day of the Dead celebration typically involves gathering to celebrate friends and family members who have passed and is also known as All Saint’s Day or All Souls’ Day.

Attendees at the festival are encouraged to dress up to celebrate Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico and many Latin American countries. One of the favorite traditions at Day of the Dead celebrations is sugar skull makeup, a Day of the Dead face painting technique. Come early to get a colorful sugar skull face painting at one of multiple booths at the event.

Day of the Dead Co-Hosts

Chesapeake Family Life is proud to partner this event with The City of Annapolis.  Other  co-hosts include Center of Help, The Arts in Public Places Commission, the Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Anne Arundel County’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, and community volunteers.

As part of the celebration, participants are encouraged to be vaccinated and, regardless of vaccination status, to follow all COVID-19 public health precautions.  Wearing of face coverings and physical distancing is encouraged. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event.

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