Announcing a new Meetup for The Austin Chinatics!
What: 25th Annual D?a de Los Muertos Procession and Celebration
When: November 1, 2008 5:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Hey Chinatics... Its my favorite event of the year... If you have never been, it is a BLAST! Checkout some of the previous years events pictures, they are great. The event info is below, but in a nutshell, the Austin Chinatics help lead the Dia de los Muertos procession (Day of the Dead Parade for the culturally impaired) Most people dress themselves and their dogs up in Angel, Skeleton, or devil type costumes. Although don't let that hinder you if you don't want to dress up. Just bring your chi and come out. We walk from Sixth and Comal to Congress then down to second street. Have your friends come out and celebrate as well. If you are in the procession you will get a wristband for free admission to the festivities below. They have a costume contest at the end as well. The music, food, and experience make this a don't miss! Here are the details...
For the past 24 years, Mexic-Arte Museum has been dedicated to developing awareness of D?a de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and sharing its importance to our community. D?a de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday when family and friends gather to honor and remember loved ones. This year, Mexic-Arte Museum is proud to present the 25th Anniversary of its D?a de los Muertos Procession and Celebration.
D?a de los Muertos Procession
Mexic-Arte Museum?s D?a de los Muertos Procession gathers at Plaza Saltillo in East Austin with various sections including the return of the Frida Kahlo look-alikes, tributes to Virgen de Guadalupe, costumed chihuahuas, portable altars, noise makers, mariachis, bands, folklorico and Aztec dancers, paper machie props, puppets, colorfully decorated cars, and sponsored floats. Participation in the Procession allows free admission to the Celebration.
5:00 PM ? Assemble at Plaza Saltillo in East Austin.
6:00-7:00 PM ? Procession heads west on 6th Street and turns south on Congress Avenue, ending at Mexic-Arte Museum on 5th Street and Congress Avenue.
D?a de los Muertos Celebration (7:00 ? 10:00 PM)
Mexic-Arte Museum?s 25th Annual D?a de los Muertos Celebration takes place on 5th Street, between Congress and Brazos. Festivities include artists? booths, traditional foods and drink, dancing, and live music. Community street altars will be displayed outside during the day of the celebration.
Learn more here:http://chihuahua.meetup.com/29/calendar/8853375/