Dia De Los Muertos Festivities Set For This Saturday In Odessa
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. A day that originated in Mexico and is typically a Mexican tradition but has evolved over the years. It is celebrated on November the 1st and is a day of remembrance for loved ones who have passed away. If you have never seen the movie Coco, you must watch, that explains it so beautifully.
Hispanic Heritage of Odessa is planning their 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos parade for Saturday, October 30th, beginning at 11 am with a parade to start at 17th and Grant and will conclude on 8th st.
Afterward, make your way to Noel Heritage Park at 301 W. 5th st. A folklorico dance performance begins at 1 pm, followed by mariachi music from Dia de Los Muertos Mariachi. The fashion show, La Catrina fashion show is at 2 pm and an award ceremony for parade entries will follow the fashion show. Another folklorico performance at 3 pm and stick around with your family for the Falloween truck or treat!
As I mentioned before, if you have never seen the 2017 movie Coco, inspired by this traditional Mexican holiday, you can stick around and watch at 8 pm for free.
The days events are sponsored by Downtown Odessa and Hispanic Heritage of Odessa and if you would like more information you may visit this page.