Disney Parks Blog has announced that the Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos, celebration has already started at Walt Disney World. There is no better place to enjoy this celebration than the Mexico pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot. The actual celebration lasts two days and takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year. The celebration is to honor departed children for one day and departed adults for the other day. During the celebration in Mexico, there are typical a ton of events including things like parades, music, festivals, food, family time and more. It is a really big deal. We are excited to learn that guests at Walt Disney World can now learn more about Dia de Muertos.
Walt Disney World has several artifacts and items that are on loan from different museums in order to bring the history and culture to Epcot. There is also a lot of artwork that include papel picado, sugar skulls and paper sculptures. According to Disney Parks Blog, “The gallery also highlights four pieces of artwork and explores the artists’ unique processes and inspiration. One such piece, a sculpture group titled Bridal Couple, was created by a father and son in Mexico City whose family has been hand-making this type of celebratory art for more than 300 years. When it debuts next week, Bridal Couple will be the centerpiece of the gallery with four sculptures ranging from 2.5-10 feet tall.” How cool is that?
Who can’t wait to check out the exhibit and learn about this amazing celebration?
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