• Join us as we celebrate life and Day of The Dead with Appalatin, Father David Sanchez and the whole community on November 3rd.

  • Dress as someone remembered, Calavera de la Catrina or as Mictecacihuatl and Mictlantecuhtli, the Lady of the Dead and her partner. Prizes for best and most creative.

  • Create art with us, tissue art and flowers, chalk art, sugar skull decorating, leave your creation as a gift or keep them as a remembrance.

  • Hands on activities for all ages, Literary Calaveritas, candle lighting, face painting and photo booth.

  • Public altars for all to celebrate and share: leave photos, light candles, leave decorations, art, and gifts for loved ones remembered.

Day of The Dead Louisville is on Friday, November 1st

Help us to celebrate life on November 1st as we celebrate the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dancing, traditional arts and food on South 4th Street. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2019. South 4th street retailers and art galleries will be participating with art, decorations, gifts and remembrances all week. The week will close on Friday with a large street party, November 1st to bring everyone together with public altars, a candlelit vigil, hot chocolate, pan de meurto and so much more. Please join our community celebration.

The theme of the November 1st Republic Bank First Friday Hop will be in celebration of the Day of the Dead.

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The tentative schedule for November 1st Day of the Dead Louisville 2019 – based on last years celebration.

– Event begins at 5 p.m. and goes through 10:00 p.m.
– 5:00 – Street Gallery, Public Altars and Vendor Alley opens
– 5:30 – Children’s coloring contest with Republic Bank First Friday Hop
– 5:30 – Free children’s Calavera face painting with LALs, University of Louisville’s Latin American and Latino Studies, Kentucky College of Art and Design and UofL Hispanic/Latino Initiatives
– 5:30 – Literary Calaveritas, Sugar Skull decoration and Day of the Dead decorations and altars with Craft Gallery & Mercantile, Regalo Gifts, Gifthorse, Block Party Handmade Boutique, The Mysterious Rack Kentucky
– 5:45 – Chocolate Caliente Mexicano and half off skull sale at Cellar Door Chocolates
– 5:45 – Costume photo booth with Design Web
– 6:00 – México Lindo Children Folkloric Dancers
– 7:00 – Camino Flamenco Dancers
– 7:30 –  Calavera Catrina face painting and Henna
– 8:00 – Father David Sánchez of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Louisville KY to bless the street and public altars and lead a candle lit procession
– 8:15 – Appalatin
– 9:15 – Salsa Rhythms
– CirqueLouis and fire dancers will be on the street performing throughout the night.

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Day of the Dead Louisville on South 4th street – Friday November 1st
Live Music – Fire Performers – Flamenco & Folkloric Dancing
Costume contest – Come dressed as your favorite Frida Kahlo or Skeleton Dress as someone you would like to honor, as a sugar skull, Calavera de la Catrina or as Mictecacihuatl and Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec goddess known as the Lady of the Dead and her partner. Prizes for best and most creative, photos for all.
Sugar Skull and Tissue flower workshop – Face painting – Public altars
Day of the dead merchandise sold at most South 4th retailers
Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and masks and to bring photos or drawings of loved ones passed to honor and share at our public altar.
Food, Beer & Margaritas will also be available
Provided by Mi Cocina

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Red Tree, Block Party, Regalo, Gift Horse, Craft Gallery and Mercantile and many more will be selling great Day of the Dead items. There will be a street party on 500 South 4th street with live Sugar Skulls, Face painting and a professional photographer at Cellar Door along with hot chocolate in the traditional Aztec and Mayan style!

Celebrate life with us, All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day or Día de los Muertos, let us come together and honor all those whom we have loved.

Last year, 2016 Facebook event page link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1570921169876990/
2016 En Español
https://www.facebook.com/events/644216765758909/

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2016 Press Release information ********

The 5th Annual El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Celebration on South Fourth Street will take place on Friday, Nov. 3rd from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM near East Chestnut Street. The annual Day of the Dead celebration will take place in conjunction with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.
The 4,000-year-old holiday, most popularly observed by Mexico and Latin America, offers an opportunity to honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed on with music, art, altars, gifts, and celebration. The family-friendly affair is sponsored by the South Fourth Street Retail District, the University of Louisville’s Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP).
In keeping with cultural tradition, a number of temporary altars will be installed along South Fourth Street. Father David Sanchez of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Butchertown will once again be blessing the event as well as the altars, and will be leading a candlelit procession at 8:30 PM on South Fourth Street. Traditional style calavera (sugar skull) face painting, sugar candy art making, coloring, tissue flower construction stations, and a photographer will be available providing an opportunity to create gifts and tributes for departed loved ones at the public altar. The public altar will be available on the night of the event for anyone to place objects, photos, art, or candles for their deceased loved ones from 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM.
“Our Annual Day of the Dead celebration grows each year as word gets around Louisville about how much fun it is to embrace this rich cultural tradition, complete with Mexican entertainment, great ethnic food, and beverages,” said Karen Welch, owner of CRAFT(s) Gallery and Mercantile on South Fourth Street, “In Mexico, the annual celebration lasts for several days and usually takes place between October 31st and November 2nd, but we’re doing it a bit later as we wanted to celebrate the holiday in conjunction with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.”
The event will feature plenty of hands-on workshops, including face painting, sugar skull decorating, paper flower making, and much more. Workshops will be staffed with volunteers from U of L’s LALS Program as well as students from the Kentucky College of Art and Design. Party goers are encouraged to dress in costumes, especially as Frida Kahlo, or their favorite “calavera” (skeleton). Free entertainment includes Caminos Flamenco Dancers, Children and Folkloric dancers, Appalatin – a popular, local Latin musical group, Salsa Rhythms Band, Los Alegres Mariachi Band, Chad Balster – a special fire performer, and street performers from Cirque Louis. Mi Casa will feature Mexican food, beer, wine, and margarita offerings for sale on the street. Cellar Door Chocolates will also be featuring a traditional hot chocolate, a selection of Day of the Dead themed spicy chocolates, and decorated sugar skull shaped white chocolates.
The event is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The South Fourth Retail district includes Art Eatables, Crafts(s) Gallery and Mercantile, Gifthorse, Block Party Handmade Boutique, Regalo, Cellar Door Chocolates, Big City Styles, and The Mysterious Rack.
LDP is the dynamic organization that drives economic growth in Downtown for the benefit of the entire region, as well as oversees multiple on-street enhancements that help establish Downtown Louisville’s distinctive character and widespread appeal. LDP believes the economic engine of any great city starts with a strong Downtown. For more information: visitwww.louisvilledowntown.org, or call (502) 584-6000.

Friday 5:30 to – 10pm
Live Music – Fire Performers – Flamenco & Folkloric Dancing
Come dressed as your favorite Frida Kahlo or Skeleton
Sugar Skull and Tissue flower workshop – Face painting – Public altars
Day of the dead merchandise sold at most South 4th retailers
Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and masks
Food Beer & Margaritas
Provided by la Cocina de Mama Cuisine

Celebrate life with us, All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day or Día de los Muertos, let us come together and honor all those whom we have loved.

Día de los Muertos se celebrará en 4th Street – 2016

Al Día en América
Louisville Ky.- La milenaria tradición del Día de los Muertos continua expandiéndose y cruzando fronteras. Este año durante el conocido First Friday Hop (primer viernes del mes) en el que las galerías y tiendas del área de 4th Street abren sus puertas, también se celebrará el Día de los Muertos, con comida, bailes tradicionales, música y convivencia en el distrito sur de la 4a. calle conocido como el South Fourth Street, que comprende desde Muhammad Ali hasta la Broadway, sobre la 4a. calle.

La tradición, celebrada en México y en los países de América Central, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, el Salvador y Costa Rica, también incluye a otros países latinos como Brasil y Ecuador. La misma es una oportunidad de aprender sobre la cultura de la creciente población inmigrante de la región y de honrar la memoria de los seres queridos que han fallecido.

Además varios altares temporales serán instalados sobre la 4ta calle. El Sacerdote David Sánchez de la Iglesia Católica de San José en Buchertown, hará una bendición al inicio del evento y encabezará una procesión con candelas a las 8:30 de la noche en South Fourth Street.
Calaveras de azúcar, pintada de caritas, dulces tradicionales y flores con papel de seda y un fotógrafo, se utilizará para hacer recuerdos y tributos para los seres queridos en los altares públicos.

La noche de la celebración se invita al público a colocar sus recuerdos, fotos y candelas en los altares, de 5:30 pm a 9 p.m.

De acuerdo a las circunstancias de cada lugar en donde la celebración del Día de los Muertos se ha ido extendiendo, la misma se va adaptando. En Louisville la celebración que también se lleva a cabo en otros lugares de la ciudad, como en UofL, La Casita Center y en galerías de arte, se hace en diferentes fechas, no necesariamente siguiendo las fechas tradicionales que inician del 31 de octubre hasta el 2 de noviembre. La celebración de la 4ta calle se llevará a cabo el viernes 4 de noviembre en concordancia con la celebración del primer viernes de mes que se lleva a cabo en ese distrito comercial.

Se invita al público a vestirse con disfraces tradicionales, especialmente Frida Kahlo y esqueletos. El evento es posible gracias al auspicio de Republic Bank y varias organizaciones que incluyen al Programa LALS de UofL, y estudiantes del Colegio de Arte y Diseño de Kentucky y es organizada con el apoyo de Louisville Downtown Partnership.

La celebración es abierta al público e incluirá arte callejero, así como música en vivo de bandas locales.
Los negocios del área abrirán sus puertas durante el evento ofreciendo ofertas con temas de la ocasión. (Fotos stock./Al Dia).