In many parts of Mexico, Central America, and the United States, El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is essential to this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family and fun. The celebration demonstrates how a diverse community can come together to share a common desire – to honor our ancestors and keep their memories alive.
The annual Día de los Muertos celebration in Breckenridge has expanded from two two-day celebration to a month-long event now including partnerships with a host of restaurants and community organizations. Together with local community partners, BreckCreate will create an experience for Día de los Muertos that is rooted in respect and authenticity.
In keeping with cultural tradition, a number of temporary ofrendas (altars) will be installed around the Town of Breckenridge, and many local restaurants have created unique menus that reflect the values and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.
Businesses with Ofrendas:
Domus Pacis Family Respite (located at Downstairs at Eric’s)
Breckenridge distillery (located at distillery)
Summit Highschool (located at Gravity Haus)
Blue River Bistro (located at restaurant)
Castaways Cove (located at restaurant)
Mi Casa Mexican Cantina and Restaurant (located at restaurant)
Breckenridge Tourism Office (located at the Welcome Center)
Mountain Dreamers (located at Hearthstone)
Participating artists and groups:
Grupo Huitzilopochtli- traditional Aztec dance on 10/24
Elisa Gomez- artist collaboration at Old Masonic Hall
Armando Silva- artist collaboration at Old Masonic Hall
Karime Gonzalez- artist collaboration at Old Masonic Hall
Maria Morley- artist collaboration at Old Masonic Hall
The Mexican Cultural Center- provided educational material, (storyteller, and ofrenda demonstration)