1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks
Region: East Phoenix
Cultural education time! Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday for honoring lost loved ones. Held in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, its traditionally a two-day celebration beginning with Día de los Inocentes (for remembering children and infants) and ending with Dia de los Muertos (for adults). Its a holiday with a rich cultural legacy of vibrant color, symbolism and pageantry.>[?Featuring dance groups, music, storytelling and crafts, the Desert Botanical Gardens Día de los Muertos culminates in La Procesíon, where participants reenact the ancient indigenous tradition of marching as a community to ancestral burial sites to honor those who have gone before.