Every year Milagro observes Día de Muertos with the premiere of a new production, altar display, and community events through the Central Eastside Muertos Celebration. Día de Muertos is a long-honored tradition with roots in Indigenous Mexican culture. Day of the Dead is observed annually in Mexican and other Latinoamerican cultures on November 2nd as a day of remembrance of those that have passed. Individuals and families who honor this day set up ofrendas (altars) with offerings to their departed loved ones. Typical offerings include marigolds, calaveras, photos of the dead, and traditional food like pan de muerto. Keep reading to find out more about Milagro’s participation in Día de Muertos!
Milagro’s 26th annual Día de Muertos’ production, ¡Viva la Muerte!.
This year, Milagro observes their 26th Día de Muertos with a new production, ¡Viva la Muerte!, which takes inspiration from the first Día de Muertos’ espectáculos at Milagro. This new vaudeville-esque show, directed by Lawrence Siulagi, is chock-full of dances, monologues, songs, calaveras, and poems. It’s a must-see!
Milagro’s altar display – Designed by artists, Yathzi Turcot and Mariel del Rincón
Milagro’s 2022 altar is now available for viewing in el zócalo during the run of ¡Viva la Muerte!.
For the second year in a row, Milagro, with support from Central Eastside Together, is partnering with Ideal PDX for the annual Central Eastside Muertos Celebration. Events start on Saturday, October 15th, and run until Sunday, November 6th. Take a look below for more details on the offerings!
October 15th, 1 – 3 PM: Repujado Corazones, Tin Hearts workshop for advanced crafters, led by Yathzi Turcot with Marybelle Olea @Milagro. Registration required: Repujado Workshop Sign-Up
October 16th: Altar-making workshop for kids @Cargo
October 22nd, 1 – 3 PM: Barro, Clay Hearts & Crosses workshop, led by Daniel & Erika Arevalo for advanced crafters @Milagro. Registration required: Barro Workshop Sign-Up
October 30th: Altar-making workshop for kids @Cargo
November 2nd, 6 – 8 PM: Viva Milagro – Annual Muertos dinner & fundraiser at @Milagro
November 5th: Aztec Dance Celebration and blessing of altar @Living Room Realty