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Although I never did find a written program for today's Delaware Art Museum celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the sights and sounds were vivid enough to keep me interested. 

Recorded music was playing in the park behind the museum and the parking lot was full (got the last parking place back in the woods), and people were visiting the tents of the exhibitors with their colorful wares of jewelry and textiles. 

Soon a  mariachi band mariachiswas playing lively music--I love it when the trumpet joins in. They started a groovy beat that brought out line-dancing bystanders and costumed people, all grooving in a Mexican conga line, except with heel tapping beats.

dance lineThen a woman introduced what sounded like a Mexican Ballet group. Wow. Ages probably from preschool to mid-50's. The costumes were beautiful, probably representing different parts of the Mexican population. And they saved the group with 3 men tossing knives for last.

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candle lady   knife dancer

scary muertoThis scary lady was inside the museum and then came outside to watch the dancers. It was explained that people left displays and trails of flowers and fruits to guide the dead to the homes where their families live and there was a display recalling this custom in the auditorium.fruit veggies

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Carolyn - the celebration looks quite colorful and from your reports of the parking, it seems as if the Dia De Los Muertos celebration was well-attended.  

Oct 31, 2021 05:17 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Right, Michael. People were looking for family-friendly here, and they got it (other than the scary silent lady).

Oct 31, 2021 07:38 AM