Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.
Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community.
On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.
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Presented by Hola Carolina Magazine
Dia de los Muertos
Wednesday, Nov. 1 2017 | 5pm-2am | $10 | Under 18 FREE | 21+ After 9pm
No Dogs Allowed
<< COMMUNITY ALTAR >>
We invite our community to participate in honoring those that have passed by placing an item on the altar. Please bring flowers, electric candles, and anything you believe helps pay respect to the deceased.
<< SCHOOL ALTAR COMPETITION >>
Several Asheville schools will compete for prizes for their school's art department and/or after school programs. If your school is interested please message us. Deadline for entry is Friday, Oct. 6th. Funds are being raised through for this through some sponsorships, community donations and also after the cost of the event is paid for, a percentage of any profit leftover will also be donated to the school fund. If YOU wish to make a donation simply send us a private message and we will respond accordingly.
<< FACE PAINTING >>
<< FIRE PERFORMERS >>
<< ART VENDORS >>
<< STILT-WALKERS >>
<< LIVE PAINTING >>
<< LIVE VISUAL PROJECTIONS >>
<< PERFORMANCES BY >>
5-6:30pm TAVO OF VARIA LABS (Greenville, SC)
ALL VINYL SET Ranging from 1970's New York Latin Soul to Peruvian Funk to Brazilian Psychedelic to 1970's Chicago Latin Salsa to LA Soul
6:30pm SALSA & BACHATA DANCE LESSONS BY SALSA SUAVE
6:30-7:25pm DJ BLANCO (Asheville, NC)
SALSA, BACHATA, CUMBIA, MERENGUE & CHA-CHA
7:25-7:30pm WINNERS OF SCHOOL ALTAR COMPETITION
7:30-8:05pm DANZA AZTECA CHICHIMECA (NC, SC, TN)
SPECIAL 35 MINUTE AZTEC DANCE PERFORMANCE
8:05-9:30pm EDWARD WEBER (Asheville, NC)
9:30-10:30pm ONEIRIC (Asheville, NC)
10:30-11:45pm MENACE (Johnson City, TN)
LATIN & TROPICAL SET
11:45-1am KING SHOTTA (Johnson City, TN)
1-2am KLAWS (Greenville, SC)
TECHNO & TECH HOUSE
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
HOLA CAROLINA MAGAZINE (Presenting Sponsor)
FRENCH BROAD OUTFITTERS
The event will still happen!! However, in the event that it is raining and we are unable to use the expansive outdoor space, we have the prodcution inside the main bar and music room at Salvage Station. We would only have to cut a few of the pieces that require being outdoors and those would be: Stilt-Walkers, Fire Performances and Art Vendors.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (full description):
Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.)
Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.
The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos may be the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday: in candied sweets, as parade masks, as dolls. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining situations.
Family members often clean and decorate the graves of loved ones on Dia de los Muertos.
More details coming soon... But here is what we have for you so far...