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The Day of the Dead
Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead in Spanish is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, predominantly in the central and south regions along with people of Mexican heritage throughout the world.

In contrast to traditional Halloween celebrates, dia de los Muertos celebrates the awakening of those who have passed and who celebrate with the living during the multi-day festival.

Traditional celebrations include the building of private altars called ofrendas, honouring the deceased with calaveras, Aztec marigolds and their favourite foods and beverages along with visiting the graves. This element will be celebrated through the art installation titled Altar de Muertos.

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Photo: Brissa Sanchez. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


To celebrate dia de los Muertos, the Kilburn Peace and Welcome Garden is hosting this year's festival based on Mexican tradition on Saturday 2 November 2019 from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm at St Brigid's Church, Lehunte Street, Adelaide.

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Photo: Kilburn Peace and Welcome Community Garden


At 11 am and 6.30 pm, the movie The Book of Life will be screened. The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man torn between the expectations of his family and following his heart. This movie encourages individuals to celebrate the past while looking toward the future. With a fresh take on pop music favourites, the film is created by producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez as an animated comedy.



Enjoy folkloric dance performers from Mexican Revolution Dance Group and Chonkai Latin Folkloric Dance Group along with live music from The Three Amigos (plus)1 who will have you laughing, clapping and singing along. Then listen to members of the Mexican community playing songs on guitar as they would during celebrations at home.

There will be lots of fantastic Mexican food to purchase with Los Compadres Mexican Food, Candela Latin American Food, Salon Chihuahua offering delights such as tacos al pastor (pork), deep fried tacos (beef), soft tacos (chicken, beef and vegetarian), cochinita pibil and carnitas (marinated and deep fried pork). There will also be traditional Mexican snow cones and bakery goods.

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Photo: Los Compadres Mexican Food


Cost is $2 per person. Book your ticket at the website and exchange your printed ticket for a treat. Book into a screening of The Book of Life and receive free popcorn.
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Why? Celebrate the Day of the Dead
When: Saturday 2 November 2019 10.30 am to 7.30 pm
Where: St Brigid's Church, Lehunte Street, Adelaide
Cost: $2 per person
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