The Mexican Cultural Institute's popular annual Day of the Dead Altar is back, with Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muertos, and the best altar in the DMV!

Annual Day of the Dead Altar Open House
Saturday, November 2nd, 12-4pm
at the Mexican Cultural Institute

Don't miss the Mexican Cultural Institute's annual Day of the Dead Altar on Saturday, November 2nd! This well-known community event features an intricate altar dedicated to Juan García de Oteyza, former director of the Institute who passed away earlier this year.

In addition, 2013 marks the centennial of the passing of José Guadalupe Posada, one of Mexico's most famous and beloved artists, partially responsible for popularizing the calavera, or skull, through his engravings and images, which have become iconic representations of the Day of the Dead and Mexican culture as a whole.

The opening event will feature pan de muertos, a traditional sweet bread served on the holiday, and Mexican hot chocolate. The Altar will remain open to visitors and school groups until November 8th during regular hours; click here to get more information on how to bring a class or group to the Institute for a tour!

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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
Saturday, November 2nd, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Open until November 8th during regular hours

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