Event Overview

Indiana State Museum’s Day of the Dead Festival at White River State Park!

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Join Team WRSP for the Indiana State Museum’s Day of the Dead Festival at White River State Park.  Los Dìas de los Muertos – The Days of the Dead – is a traditional Mexican holiday with ancient ties to the Aztecs.  Its subject matter may be considered morbid by some cultures, but its celebrants approach The Day of the Dead joyfully.  It is viewed as a time when souls of those who have died rejoin their families to rejoice together.  Unlike Halloween, this celebration honors the lives of the deceased and celebrates the continuation of life with a belief that death is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in existence.  The Museum gives visitors a chance to learn about the traditions and history behind Los Días de los Muertos and to participate in the celebration.  Visitors can join in hands-on activities, learn about altar (ofrenda) building while viewing our ofrenda exhibition, and enjoy lively performances.  The Festival is presented in partnership with the Eiteljorg Museum.  Admission is included with Museum Admission.

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Event locations in the Park include:  Indiana State Museum at White River State Park

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Check-in and visit http://indianamuseum.org for more information.

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