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Celebration of Souls | A Dia de los Muertos Event
October 20 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
On Saturday, October 20, Yuba Sutter Arts will present a Celebration of Souls, a “Day of the Dead” or “Dia de Los Muertos” celebration. The event will be held at Yuba Sutter Arts’ Marysville theater, courtyard and art gallery from 11 – 4pm. The event is free and open to the public!
The holiday has become a part of our popular culture through the whimsical skeleton figures and other art work along with films like “The Book of Life” and “Frida.” Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and Southern regions, and is acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends who pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and to help support their spiritual journey. It is a Celebration of Souls.
This community cultural celebration is free and suitable for all ages! There will be food, drinks, movies, face-painting and vendors with Day of the Dead and Frida Kahlo inspired art! Come celebrate with and support local artists! Featured artists will include Lila Solorzano Rivera, a painter and the show’s curator who will be conducting a live art demonstration, Randy Rivera, an air brush artist who will also be creating art during the event, John Huerta, painter and sculptor and jewelry maker, Toni Rodriguez. Other artists will also be onsite showing their work.
Entertainment will be ongoing throughout the day with Coco being shown in the Theater at the end of the event.
Day of the Dead is a day of celebration and remembrance of loved ones who have passed. Because it is celebrated at roughly the same time of year as Halloween and the two share some common roots, Day of the Dead is sometimes referred to as the “Mexican Halloween”, however, the focus of the two holidays is quite different. Day of the Dead is in some ways more similar to the American observation of Memorial Day. As celebrated today, Day of the Dead is essentially a family time, a time of reunion for both the living and the dead.