November 1st, the Day of the Dead, is one of the most important traditional holidays in Mexico. Through November 23rd, the Mexican Cultural Institute will showcase its traditional and impressive Day of the Dead Altar. Admission is free (street meter parking).
For many celebrants, the offering is the most significant attribute of the commemoration, and is based on the belief that the dead return to enjoy the essence and aroma of gifts of food and drink provided to them by their family members. In this way, the celebration revolves around welcoming and bidding farewell to souls.
Visit the Altar through November 23rd
Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturdays from November 11th, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
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