Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Denver Botanic Gardens - York Street
Friday, November 1, 2013
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate the “Day of the Dead” at the Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street to remember the lives of those who have left us. During Dia de los Meurtos, the streets of Mexico are decorated with flowers, candied skulls and skeletons, perforated paper art, and flowing with parades. It is alleged that spirits of dead people visit their families left behind on October 31st and leave on the second of November. During these days, families of the departed celebrate with altars, offerings, bread in the shape of skulls, incense, candles, yellow marigold flowers, special foods, and pictures of the dead. Join with us on Friday, November 1, to take part in this ancient Mexican tradition honoring and celebrating the cherished souls who have deceased. Kids’ activities will be offered including, sugar skull decorating making paper flowers, live music and more.
Denver Botanic Gardens @ Yorktown features a diverse collection of gardens and plants the highlight the ever changing variety of greenery from around the world. Many of the Yorktown gardens are representations for drought tolerance and showcase adapted and indigenous plants that live in the Western part of the country. These distinctive gardens celebrate and define the identity of the West and the unique geography and high altitude climate associated with Denver. Denver Botanic Gardens features a conservatory, themed gardens, amphitheater, and two cafés – Offshoots at the Gardens and The Monet Deck Café.