We welcome the City of Annapolis’ Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Festival at Maryland Hall. Featuring outdoor activities, food, vendors and special performances. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
What is Day of the Dead?
The Day of the Dead celebration typically involves gathering to celebrate friends and family members who have passed and is also known as All Saint’s Day or All Souls’ Day.
Attendees are encouraged to dress up to celebrate Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico and many Latin American countries. One of the favorite traditions at Day of the Dead celebrations is sugar skull makeup, a Day of the Dead face painting technique. Come early to get a colorful sugar skull face painting at one of multiple booths at the event.
In Mexico and many Latin American countries, Day of the Dead is a celebration to remember friends and family who are no longer with us. It is typically a joyful celebration, not a mournful one. The date generally falls the day after Halloween and coincides with the Anglo “All Saint’s Day” observance.
In Annapolis, this will be the City’s fourth Day of the Dead celebration, where it has gained increasing attention from around the region.