The El Paso of Museum of History will be breaking down the origins of the folklore tradition of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) this weekend.

Families are invited for free to learn about Dia de los Muertos y los Altares de Los Difuntos (Day of the Dead and alters for the deceased) with an informative lecture and hands-on demonstration beginning at 1 p.m.

Frank Varela, D. Min. Th., who has more than 35 years’ experience in the Cultural Arts and in the Performing arts, will explain the folklore tradition of the celebration and will also explain how to create an altar for those interested. Following the lecture visitors can create their own papel picado (perforated paper) and paper carnations for their own altars. A limited amount of tissue paper will be available, but visitors are encouraged to bring tissue paper so they can use to create their own papel picado and carnations.

  • Origins of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • The El Paso Museum of History
  • 510 N. Santa Fe Street.
  • Saturday - October 17, 2015 at 1 p.m.
  • Free admission