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World Cultures Series: Day of the Dead


WHERE: Penn Museum, 3260 South St.

Enjoy Mexican culture and the rich traditions of Día de los Muertos at this family friendly afternoon filled with music and dance, storytelling, and arts and crafts. The centerpiece of the afternoon is a traditional Day of the Dead altar created by volunteers from the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center—built just for the celebration, with dedications to those who died placed upon the ofrenda (altar). Guests dressed in a Day of the Dead-themed costume such as La Catrina, or as a Mexican icon such as Frida Kahlo, can join a parade and costume contest.

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COST: Museum admission $10 to $15; costumed guests under age 12 receive half-price admission