Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Visitors of all ages will learn about and experience a Day of the Dead Festival, presented in partnership with the Consul General of Mexico and the Institute of Mexican Culture. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, favorite foods, and beverages.

This is a free admission day at Atlanta History Center. Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor festival, and if time permits, to continue their free day adventures with a variety of offerings, from exploring signature and traveling exhibitions to historic house experiences and strolls through beautiful gardens and down trails. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Ride sharing is encouraged. Event parking is available at One Buckhead Plaza at $20 per vehicle.


PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

Traditional Mexican Food, “Pan de Muerto,” sugar skulls, arts, crafts and face painting throughout AHC! 

Main Stage

12-12:10pm
Welcome Remarks by the President of the Institute of Mexican Culture Carlos Herrera. MC: Channel 2 Anchor Wendy Corona.

12:10-12:30pm
Aztec Dance group Mitotiliztli Tonantzin.

12:30-12:50pm
Singer Esmeralda Gonzalez

12:50-1:20pm
Mariachi Band “Búhos de Oro”

1:20-1:40pm
Ballet Folclorico “Alma Mexicana”

1:40-2:00pm
Children’s Choir “Los niños primero”

2:00-2:20pm
Singer Esmeralda Gonzalez 

2:20-2:40pm
Ballet Folclorico “Alma Mexicana”

2:40-3:00pm
“Catrinas y Catrines” Costume Contest

3:00-3:05pm
Message from the Consul General of Mexico, Javier Díaz de León (Judges deliberate) 

3:05-3:20pm
Awarding Ceremony for “Catrinas y Catrines” costume contest 

3:30-4:30pm
Ballet Folklórico “Tonalli”

4:30pm
End of stage program 


Kennedy Theatre

1:00-2:00pm
Concert “Day of the Dead” by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 

2:00-5:00pm
Films about day of the dead by Mexican filmmaker Ricardo Arnaiz
La Leyenda de la Llorona @ 2:00pm
La Leyenda de la Nahuala @ 3:30pm


Grand Overlook

12:00-5:00pm
Mexican arts and crafts

Art Demonstration and Workshops with Master Artist Raymundo González from Guanajuato, Mexico


Goldstein Gallery

12:00-5:00pm
Altars Exhibition 

3:30-4:00pm
Serenade by Mariachi Buhos the Oro (Paying homage to the deceased that are remembered in the altars)

4:00pm

Altar Contest and awarding ceremony


Atrium

12:00-5:00pm
Photo Exhibit Ixiptlayotl (Imagination) by Collective “Dementes”

Day of the Dead Photo Booth 


Exhibitions Hallway

Exhibition of Mexican arts and crafts 


Gatheround Exhibition

12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 3:00, 3:30, or 4:00PM

Meet the Past Performance

Meet Jaqueline a Freedom University student preparing for a historic event on the 54th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of Georgia.



PROGRAMA DE ACTIVIDADES

¡Habrá antojitos mexicanos, pan de muerto, calaveritas de azúcar, artesanías y pinta-caritas en distintos puntos del Atlanta History Center!

Escenario principal (aire libre)

12-12:10pm
Palabras de Bienvenida por parte del Director del Instituto de Cultura Mexicana Carlos Herrera.  Conducción a cargo de la presentadora del Canal 2, Wendy Corona.

12:10-12:30pm
Grupo de Danza Azteca Mitotiliztli Tonantzin.

12:30-12:50pm
Cantante Esmeralda González

12:50-1:20pm
Mariachi Búhos de Oro

1:20-1:40pm
Ballet Folclórico Alma Mexicana

1:40-2:00pm
Coro Los Niños Primero

2:00-2:20pm
Esmeralda González

2:20-2:40pm
Ballet Folclórico Alma Mexicana

2:40-3:00pm
Concurso de Catrinas 

3:00-3:05pm
Palabras del Cónsul General de México, Javier Díaz de León.

3:05-3:20pm
Premiación del Concurso de Catrinas. Cónsul General anuncia al Ganador y le entrega el premio junto con el Pdte. Del Institute of Mexican Culture. 

3:30-4:30pm
Presentación del Ballet Folklórico Tonalli

4:30pm

Fin del programa en escenario  


Teatro Kennedy

1:00-2:00pm
Concert “Day of the Dead” by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 

2:00-5:00pm

Exhibición de películas sobre el Día de Muertos del cineasta mexicano Ricardo Arnaiz
La Leyenda de la Llorona @ 2:00pm
La Leyenda de la Nahuala  @ 3:30pm


Grand Overlook

12:00-5:00pm
Artesanías mexicanas 

Talleres de cartonería para niños del artista guanajuatense Raymundo González


Goldstein Gallery

12:00-5:00pm
Exhibición de Altares

3:30-4:00pm
Serenata a los altares por el Mariachi Búhos de Oro 

4:00pm
Concurso de Altares y entrega de premio al ganador


Atrium

12:00-5:00pm
Exhibición fotográfica Ixiptlayotl (imaginación) del colectivo “Dementes”

Photo-Booth Día de Muertos  


Pasillo entre las salas de exhibición

Artesanías mexicanas 

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