It's almost ofrenda season.

The City of El Paso Dia de los Muertos Festival returns to downtown El Paso on the last Saturday of October.

The day-long event will include the popular and highly anticipated Day of the Dead parade featuring a cavalcade of catrinas, catrins, calaveras and larger-than-life Mojigangas.

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Día de los Muertos, observed November 1 and 2, honors loved ones who have passed with festively decorated alters commemorating the lives lived.

Ofrendas, or offerings, of their favorite foods and beverages are typically placed on the alter, as well as photos of the dearly departed, and memorabilia.

Contrary to the day’s name, Day of the Dead is more joyous than macabre. It’s a day of celebration that is far from a gloomy affair, and there’s no better example than the largest Day of the Dead celebration in the city.

Dia de los Muertos October 2022

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The City of El Paso will celebrate Día de Los Muertos downtown on Saturday, October 29 with local performers, a special Downtown Art & Farmers Market, food trucks, free themed streetcar rides, and a float-filled parade in the Downtown Arts District.

Attendees are encouraged to wear colorful Día de Los Muertos costumes and dresses, and rock that calavera face paint.

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In addition to the events listed above, the day-long festivities will also include community altars and drop-in hands-on activities at the El Paso Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of History, and the El Paso Museum of Archaeology.

Save the Date

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Saturday October 29, 2022
12 noon to 9 p.m.

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