Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)



The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31-November 2. While October 31 is Halloween, November 2 is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead. Learn More about the Origins of Day of the Dead.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will commemorate Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with free activities for the entire family, including a movie showing, with free food and treats.

There will also be an altar display with pictures, candles, and treats for attendees to honor their loved ones who have passed away. You can bring photos of your loved ones to leave on the altar.  


There are several ways you can participate. You can donate any of the items listed below or sign up to be a volunteer.

Donations of the items listed below are welcome. If you are interested in donating items not listed, please contact our office at 214-670-8418.

  • Candles (all colors)
  • Face Paint
  • Candy
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Pastries (Cakes, Mexican Sweet Bread)
  • Sugar Skull Decorations
  • Artificial Flowers (Marigolds, Roses)

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at 214-670-8418.

Thank you to our 2022 Community Partners!





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2022 Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos