Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead is a Latin American holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Dia de los Muertos is all about celebrating and honoring the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities.
The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos is probably the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear in candies and sweets, parade masks and face and body paint. Calacas and calaverasare almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining displays.
Evelyn wanted to share this beautiful celebration and incorporate Latin culture into Murphys culture so she began an annual tradition the whole town now enjoys!
Many of the merchants on Main Street and downtown participate by creating rituals, contests, and special Dia de Los Muertos treats during the two-day festivities. Restaurants and tasting rooms offer special Dia de Los Muertos offerings and Bodega del Sur releases a special Dia de Los Muertos wine variety with a Dia de Los Muertos special edition label only available during the Fall each year. Murphys celebrates the first Saturday of November each year.
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