Dia de Muertos, translated Day of the Dead, is a holiday that’s celebrated all throughout Mexico and within Mexican culture. It celebrates the lives of loved ones who have died and “helps support their spiritual journey.” It’s meant to be a joyous occasion – complete with food, laughter and memories. And you don’t even have to be in Mexico to enjoy it.
South Florida’s Day of the Dead celebration is right around the corner, and it’s taking place in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. On Friday, November 2nd, from 4 to 10pm, you can rejoice in the memory of your lost loved ones until your heart’s content. There will be lots of fun activities to enjoy, and it’s open for all ages.
Guests can expect a skeleton processional – complete with a Mariachi band, musical acts that reinterpret Mexican traditions with a modern twist, and even a craft crypt, which will showcase personally made, unique art pieces. For the little ones, there will even be workshops that teach crafting, Mexican folk dances, songs and more!
Of course, there will also be an official exhibition to commemorate the ones who’ve passed on. A decorated altar will be covered with photographs, trinkets, candles, and even food for the dead. This event is not only designed to be fun and lively, but it’s designed to pay the utmost respect to the deceased.
If you’re traveling south for the event and need a hotel near Miami airport, consider the Fairfield Inn & Suites Miami Airport. You’ll not only be just a short drive away from the Ft. Lauderdale venue, but you’ll be in perfect proximity to all Miami has to offer. You can take yourself out for a drink after the big event and continue toasting to the memory of those you hold dear. It’s an all around win!