Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead in Philly
The Day of the Dead or “Día de los Muertos,” one of most beloved of Mexican traditions, was celebrated in Philadelphia this past Saturday, October 31, at the Penn Museum.
The event, which was full of families, encompassed varied musical performances and a Mariachi fashion show, among other activities.
Several activities were organized for children to enjoy and celebrate Day of the Dead; face-painting, tissue paper flower-making and sugar skull-decoration workshops. Pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate were served.
Mexican consul, Carlos Giralt-Cabrales (in the center of the photo below, next to César Viveros), was one of the many Mexicans in Philadelphia who didn't want to miss the celebration. The focal point of the event was the altar created by Viveros to honor the Mexican painter and muralist Rufino Tamayo (1899 – 1991).
The main altar: