WHSF/Mexican Fiesta presents “OFRENDAS – Festival de los Muertos Tradición Viva!”
Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc./Mexican Fiesta, a steadfast advocate for preserving and celebrating cultural traditions, is thrilled to announce an extraordinary event that promises to immerse you in the heart and soul of Mexican culture. “OFRENDAS – Festival de los Muertos Tradición Viva!” will transport you into one of the most iconic Mexican festivities, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
On November 1st and 2nd, 2023, Flores Hall will be transformed into a vibrant and enchanting space, showcasing the richness of Dia de los Muertos. The event will feature a wide array of activities and experiences, including:
Candlelight Ceremony: Join us for a candlelight ceremony to honor and remember our loved ones who have passed away. This solemn moment will be a reflection of the essence of Dia de los Muertos. Featuring an Aztec Ceremony.
Theatrical Dances and Folklore: Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Mexican culture through special presentations of theatrical dances and folklore performances. These performances will bring the traditions to life in a colorful and engaging way.
Pan De Muerto: Savor the authentic flavors of Mexico with our Pan De Muerto tasting. Indulge in these traditional treats that are synonymous with Dia de los Muertos.
Community Altar: Visit the largest Community Altar, a centerpiece of the event, and feel free to bring a picture of your loved ones and/or an ofrenda to add to the collective remembrance and celebration.
Tenampa Brass Band Concert: Be prepared for a spectacular performance by the Tenampa Brass Band, a group hailing from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, who will infuse the event with their distinctive sound and musical brilliance.
Catrina showcase and contest: We encourage attendees to come in traditional Dia de los Muertos attire, Catrina or Catrin for a chance to win exciting prizes.
Cuentos y Leyendas – Mexican Storytelling: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tradition as a master storyteller captivates the audience with enchanting tales and legendary narratives from México.
This event is a unique opportunity to embrace the beauty of Mexican traditions and Día de Los Muertos. It provides an occasion for people from all ethnic backgrounds to come together, learn, and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. We invite everyone to join us in embracing the vibrant and colorful spirit of Día de Los Muertos by wearing festive attire and enhancing the celebration of culture.
– Date: November 1st and 2nd, 2023
– Location: Flores Hall 2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215