2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos parade removed from event due to World Series Game 6; Festival to go on as planned, organizers say
Organizers of the 2nd annual Day of the Dead festival were forced to remove the parade portion of their event due to the World Series making a return to Houston on Saturday.
Day of the Dead altars: Popular items you’ll find on them and how to make one of your own
Day of the Dead is a tradition that honors our past loved ones .Around this time of the month, from Oct. 20 until the end of the month, families begin decorating their homes with lots of marigolds, special trinkets of their loved ones, and other items.
Celebration of the dead continues in Houston
HOUSTON – The River Oaks District is all about community and understood the importance of Dia De Los Muertos which is why they are helping people learn more about the Mexican Holiday by hosting a week long list of activities. There’s a beautiful altar in their gallery with important information about how to make your very own altar at home to celebrate your departed loved ones.
Ivory Coast opposition vows to form transition government
By evening, the country's electoral commission had released provisional results from fewer than half of the country's 108 departments. It wasn't immediately clear when a final tally would be announced, but the opposition continued to attack the legitimacy of the vote itself. Pascal Affi N’Guessan, one of the top opposition candidates who later boycotted the vote, said late Monday that Henri Konan Bedie, the country's 86-year-old former president, would head up a council of transition. Only one of the three opposition candidates actively campaigned against Ouattara after the two others called for a boycott. The observer mission also said Monday that the exclusion of most candidates had compromised the integrity of Ivory Coast's election.
Day of the Dead comes alive at Evergreen Cemetery in Houston
The sky is crystal blue over Evergreen Cemetery, and a soft wind bears both the burnt-syrup smell of roasting coffee beans and the low moans of distant train horns and the crowing of backyard roosters closer at hand. Houston Texans and Astros mementoes adorn some graves; graves of children are decorated with statuettes of Minions and Mario, Minnie Mouse and My Little Pony; still others, those of adults, stand before offerings of whiskey or beer. The moment we forget them, […] then they are truly gone.”The wisdom of those words is borne out by the larger history of Evergreen Cemetery, one in which Mexican Americans figure most recently, but not entirely. Labor groups and Woodmen of the World: this is Houston’s home of the workingmen’s dead, in short. You won’t catch a whiff of roasting coffee beans there, nor will you hear the crow of a nearby yardbird.
MECA Houston celebrates Día de los Muertos with annual festival
HOUSTON – This weekend people are celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Each year the MECA Houston organization hosts a colorful festival featuring several vendors and entertainment. “They tend to forget where the families are coming from, where our roots are, and so that is my favorite reason for celebrating this festival with MECA Houston,” he said. Saturday’s unique festival featured several performers wearing colorful costumes with long feathers and different designs. “My rattle here has something that looks like a monkey and that’s because in the ancient calendar the day of my birth is one monkey,” Xochitezca said.
Gearing up for Dia De Los Muertos Celebrations in Houston
HOUSTON – The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. Arnaldo Richards Picos is doing just that with decorated altars, cocktails and traditional food including the bread of the dead. Another great tradition many take part in during the Holiday celebrated November 1st and 2nd is painted their faces in skull designs. They do this to represent a deceased loved one or an expression of themselves. One local makeup artist, Edward Sanchez has been doing this for years and has a wide range of designs for people to get creative with.
Houston’s Under the Volcano shares cocktail recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
HOUSTON – It’s Friday and Happy Hour, and we’re celebrating with a nod to Hispanic Heritage Month. The business stakes its claim as the first craft cocktail bar in Houston, using only fresh ingredients in its unique Latin-infused menu. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and to promote the upcoming Day of the Dead celebration, Mitchell shared two classic cocktail recipes to help us get the party started. CUBAN MOJITOUnder the Volcano owner Peter Mitchell shares the recipe to mix up a classic Cuban Mojito. Long standing Houston neighborhood bar Under the Volcano makes health and safety preparations ahead of its annual Day of the Dead celebration.
Barbie unveils second Da de Muertos collectible doll
Barbie lovers, you might want to add this to your growing collection. The second edition of a collectible Da de Muertos doll that celebrates a time-honored Mexican tradition of honoring loved ones who have passed away. The doll was designed by Mexican-American doll designer Javier Meabe, who also designed the first Da de Muertos doll and the Jurassic Park Claire doll. Meabe said he made sure to stay true to the tradition by adding elements associated with the holiday, such as marigold flowers, the skeletal elements and the traditional calavera design. The doll comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is priced at $75.