Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated to remember the dead. (Pixabay)

Why is ‘Dia de Los Muertos’ celebrated?

Artemex is hosting a celebration on Saturday, November 2

Dia de Los Muertos also known as Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated primarily in the central and southern regions of Mexico.

Masked with its spider-webbed sugar skulls (Calaveras) and decorated skeleton figurines (Catrinas), most confuse Dia de Los Muertos with Halloween. But it’s not, it is a day to celebrate the return of ancestral souls and remember the dead.

READ MORE: Venezuelan immigrant in Kelowna plans to take Canadian culture home

Artemex in West Kelowna will be hosting a Dia de Los Muertos celebration at their store from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 2. It will be a free cultural event with the aim of creating awareness around Day of the Dead.

“We will have live performances and activities including the Okanagan Folklor Dance group, an acoustic singer Flor Aguilar, a Catrina makeup/costume competition, an altar-building contest and both food and craft vendors,” said Jessica, owner of Artemex.

It will be a fun-filled and educative afternoon showcasing authentic Mexican folklore and traditions. Learn more here.

ALSO READ: Mariachi provides a cultural connection


Natalia Cuevas Huaico
Social Media Co-ordinator/ Reporter, Black Press Media
Email me at Natalia.CuevasHuaico@blackpress.ca

Just Posted

Rockets continue road trip Wednesday night in Prince Geroge

Kelowna dropped game one of their four game road-trip on Saturday against Kamloops

Quails’ Gate Winery to celebrate 30 year anniversary

A limited amount of tickets are available for the event

Hundreds attend first annual climate and food conference in Kelowna

Over 25 industry experts spoke at the two-day event

Ladies in Kelowna aim to reduce their carbon footprint by shopping

The Great Closet cleanup happens twice annually

Pug-O-Ween 2019 to take Kelowna dog park by snort

Calling all pug-owners and Halloween lovers!

BC SPCA: From walking dogs to sponsoring galas

The Canadian Jewelry Exchange is a sponsor for this year’s gala

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

South Okanagan man charged following armed standoff gets bail

Information on the proceedings is limited due to publication ban

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Behind the blue and white Carnival clown mask

Toshie Okada is named October’s Respect Works Here Community Champion

Most Read