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Day of the Dead Celebration 2021

Join Fleisher and the Latinx committee, La Calaca Flaca, in October as we hold our ninth annual Día de Muertos celebration. El Día de Muertos is a festive Mexican holiday to honor ancestors and deceased loved ones. These festivities includes a procession, music, food, and La Ofrenda (the altar). This year we will celebrate outdoors in our parking lot and La Ofrenda will live inside Fleisher’s Sanctuary space and will be available for viewing. Several workshops are held during the month of October inviting the community to join us in creating offerings for the altar.


Children’s Fair: Bring the young ones to workshops intended to honor the tradition in a fun way and then join us in our procession through South Philadelphia.
3:00-4:30 p.m. in Fleisher’s parking lot
Procession: We will walk through the streets of Philadelphia and be led by las mujeres, our special focus for this year’s celebrations
4:30 p.m. starting at Fleisher down 8th St and back through 9th St
Celebrations: After all the hard work by community members in organizing and creating a respectful Día de Muertos, it will be time to celebrate. We will have a dedication, music, food, dance, a fashion show and a craft fair (El Mercado La Calaca).
5:30-9:00 p.m. in Fleisher’s parking lot
For more information please visit: Fleisher’s Day of the Dead celebrations page or contact gsilva@fleisher.org.