Concordia Heritage Assoc. Cancels Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival
If you're a Mike and Tricia Mornings fan then you know how much we love us the ghosteses. We love to talk about ghostly happenings in people's houses, in their workplace, and in their schools. We also love Concordia Cemetery. It is one of the most unique features of the city, and their annual Dia de los Muertos Festival is a real taste of El Paso. During the festival, you get to walk around the century-old cemetery, get the history of the various areas including the Buffalo Soldier Memorial, the Children's Tree, the Masonic area, and the grave of John Wesley Hardin.
The Concordia Cemetery Dia de los Muertos Festival is the only one held inside of a cemetery, which is the traditional setting for Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and ticket sales go toward keeping up the cemetery. Unfortunately this year, as with pretty much every other event, COVID-19 is cancelling the annual celebration.
The Concordia Heritage Association had not only the Dia de los Muertos Festival planned but also their annual Walk Through History event. They were scheduled for October 17 and November 7, but both are now canceled. It's really a shame because both of those events showcase the history of El Paso and the people who lived here when it was still in its infancy.
There are other ghost walks that will be held during the fall but they will be very limited in the number of people who will be allowed on each walk. We'll let you know when those walks are scheduled and let's all look forward to next year and hopefully the restart of the Concordia Cemetery Dia de los Muertos Festival.