Día de los Muertos

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.

On October 24th, BreckCreate invites the community to experience intimate performances and cultural activities in the Riverwalk Center in downtown Breckenridge, including storytelling, traditional Aztec dancing, and an ofrenda-making demonstration. Space will be limited and
offered on a first-come first-served basis to allow for social distancing. Activities and performances will each run approximately 30 – 40 minutes, and young guests will be encouraged to take a Día de los Muertos craft project to make at home.