Day of the Dead or DÃa de los Muertos is a popular holiday in Mexico that is often celebrated in the United States and Canada — and Vancouver is no exception. This event, usually taking place November 2nd, brings together family members and friends to honor the memories of their loved ones who have passed. While it is a time of reflection, it is known for its elaborate shrines, altars, and costumes featuring skulls, skeletons, and other ghoulish imagery.
In Vancouver, the Day of the Dead will be celebrated in a few ways:
Day of the Dead
When October 30th, 2010 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where Chicas Restaurant, 8722 Granville St.
Info Suggested donation for attendees is $5-$20 with partial proceeds sent to Dulce Camino, a children orphanage in Jalisco State; and Caritas Emergencies, to support the victims of the Hurricanes in the South of Mexico. [Event Link]
Parade of Lost Souls, Secret Walk
When October 30th, 2010 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where East Vancouver, exact location to be announced (hence it being a Secret walk).
Info Check online to see where the walk will take place. This is an intimate version of the Parade of Lost Souls which was shelved this year due to funding cuts. Organizers have assured that Commercial Drive will not be closed for this community event. [Event Link]
Should you know of any other Day of the Dead event listings, please feel free to leave a note in the comments.