Dia de los Muertos | Mingei International Museum
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Oct 25 - Nov 30, 2013

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, one of the annual festivities celebrated in Mexico, is a result of  pre-Hispanic and Christian traditions. It is a day where families and friends get together to remember and honor loved ones who are no longer among us. This celebration begins by setting up an altar containing favorite objects and mementos that reveal the personality of the departed, their talents and preferences. Other classic elements of the Dead of the Day altar are flowers, drinking water, food, fruits and salt, each with a special location and meaning within the altar. This year’s altar at Mingei is dedicated to Tin Tan:


One of Mexico’s most amusing, flirtatious, and gallant ladies’ men – ever. The actor Tin Tan, known as the Golden Pachuco, provided Mexican art with more than 100 films, 11 records, two short films, and two voice-overs for Walt Disney, and has been loved and revered by millions of Mexicans for more than three generations.

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