Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations in Vancouver 2012

Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations in Vancouver 2012

Day of the Dead - "Calavera Garbancera"  by  Mexican Artist José Guadalupe Posada also named "La Catrina" by Diego Rivera  
The Indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead was inscribed in 2008 on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritageof Humanity.

UNESCO - The Indigenous Festivity dedicated to the Dead in Mexico 

Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations also include artistic and cultural events that try to preserve the traditions and costumes. In Vancouver we also have some of the traditional Mexican celebrations of the dead organized by the Mexican Communities and artists of Vancouver, and also we have not typical  Mexican celebrations, but with an strong influence with its elements and characteristics as in "All Souls" celebration at the Mountain View Cemetery; this one includes in its events a very popular Mexican Sugar Skulls workshop. Other event where there are always Mexican sugar skulls is the popular Parade of Lost Souls.  

Day of the Dead Festival at "Casa del Artista" 

Day of the Dead Art Exhibition at Casa del Artista, Vancouver, B.C.
Mexican Art Exhibit and a traditional Day of the Dead altar to honor Artists and Mexican Idols. The art exhibition will include art works related with the tradition and culture of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico.
               Artists:
                   - Arisai de la Mora
                   - Carmen Keitsch
                   - Jorge Sandoval
  • Mariachi Los Dorados performing at this celebration.
  • Artists interested to participate please contact Alex Alegría phone 604-338-4064
  • An Altar for the Dead will form part of this celebration. The public is invited to bring photographs of their loved ones to be displayed on this altar. Please contact Alex Alegría at least two days before the exhibition to bring your photographs.
  • Like also the  Day of the Dead Festival FB Page to check the full program and more details about this event.
Sunday, November 4th 3pm – 10 pm
La Casa del Artista - 150 East 3rd. Ave. (corner of Main Street), Vancouver, B.C.
P: 604-338-4064
This event is free but donations for the Vancouver Food Bank are appreciated.
"May" (detail) Carmen Keitsch - Mexican Day of the Dead 

VanMusic's Dia de Muertos Celebration at Muster Studios with Los Furios

VanMusic, CiTR, Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration at Muster Studios with Los Furios - Vancouver, B.C.

VanMusic, CiTR, Muster Studios and Caracas present a night of art, music, costumes, altars and ghosts.

FB Event: VanMusic's Dia de Muertos Celebration at Muster Studios withLos Furios 

November the 3rd at Muster Studios (136 Powell st.) Legendary and best ska band of Canada Los Furios with Caracas, LoveLust and Kid Lithium, commemorating the Mexican "Day of The Dead"!

It's a semi early show. Music starts at 8 PM so come early for the art opening. Doors at 6PM

10 dollars cover
Cheap beer
Party favours
The best party of the year!

Not only there will be a great art opening by local artist Oscar Sanchez - we will also be wearing costumes and makeup, so come down for a good time!

Astrid Hadad y Los Tarzanes present a Day of the Dead celebration at the Vogue Theatre

Day of the Dead in Vancouver - Astrid Hada y Los Tarzanes "Día de Los Muertos Celebration" at The Vogue Theatre
 Astrid Hadad  is a well-known Mexican Actress and performance artist. She has presented her shows in Vancouver and will be here again presenting her show "Día de Los Muertos Celebration" at the Vogue Theatre to honor the Day of the Dead, it will include songs of her new album "Vivir Muriendo".

Astrid Hadad y Los Tarzanes
Thursday Oct. 25 and Friday Oct. 26, 8:00 pm 
Vogue Theatre - 918 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Karen Flamenco Astrid Hadad Día de los Muertos Collaboration at the Vogue Theatre

Día de Los Muertos with Karen Flamenco Collaboration - Astrid Hadad at the Vogue Theatre
Karen Flamenco - Día de Los Muertos with Astrid Hadad - Oct. 25th & 26th, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
For more information check : Karen Flamenco Día de Los Muertos post.
Day of the Dead in Vancouver - Karen Flamenco performing at Astrid Hada y Los Tarzanes "Día de Los Muertos Celebration" at The Vogue Theatre

Parade of Lost Souls 

Parade of Lost Souls image by Public Dreams
Events organized by Public Dreams
Secret Souls Walk - October 27 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Secret Location To Be Announced
Workshops - October 17-26  Times TBD
Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street Vancouver, B.C.
P: 604-718-5800

Mexico Vivo Dance Troupe at Parade of Lost Souls 

Mexican Sugar Skulls decorations -  Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations in Vancouver
Events organized by Public Dreams
Mexico Vivo Folklore Troupe performing at Strathcona Park, Main Stage, Vancouver, B.C.  - October 27 5:30 pm.
La Catrina - Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead Community Ofrenda at Roundhouse Community Centre
Day of the Dead Community "Ofrenda" - Roundhouse Community Centre  - Vancouver
Day of the Dead community ofrenda at Roundhouse Community Centre by Encanto Culinary Services
  • Visit the altar
  • "Feeding the Souls" presentation by Chef Rossana Ascencio
  • Enjoy a slice of pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate ($7).
Friday Nov. 2, 6-8 pm
Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Rounhouse Mews, Vancouver
Free, For more information and to order 'pan de muerto' join the Facebook event: Day of the Dead Community ofrenda   Register at Day of the Dead Community Ofrenda

VII Concurso de Altares de Día de Muertos y Calaveras - Day of the Dead Altars  Casa Meshiko
Day of the Dead Celebrations in Vancouver
Casa Meshiko invites to make a Day of the Dead altar and post a picture of it in their Facebook. People will vote for the best. Public is also invite to write the typical "calaveritas" day of the dead poems. The best will be read in the program "Latino Soy" radio station Fairchiel Radio 96.1 FM. For more information visit their  FB event.

Day of the Dead in Vancouver

Day of the Dead celebration at Rhizome Cafe

Day of the Dead celebration at Rhizome Cafe Thursday, November 1 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rhizome Cafe 317 East Broadway, Vancouver

VanMusic's Dia de Muertos Celebration at Muster Studios with Los Furios


VanMusic, CiTR, Day of the Dead Celebration at Muster Studios with Los Furios
VanMusic, CiTR, Muster Studios and Caracas present a night of art, music, costumes, altars and ghosts.

FB Event: VanMusic's Dia de Muertos Celebration at Muster Studios withLos Furios 

November the 3rd at Muster Studios (136 Powell st.) Legendary and best ska band of Canada Los Furios with Caracas, LoveLust and Kid Lithium, commemorating the Mexican "Day of The Dead"!

Is a semi early show. Music starts at 8 PM so come early for the art opening. Doors at 6PM

10 dollars cover
Cheap beer
Party favours
The best party of the year!

Not only there will be a great art opening by local artist Oscar Sanchez - we will also be wearing costumes and makeup, so come down for a good time!

Día de Muertos - Day of the Dead Celebration organized by CCIME

Day of the Dead celebration at PERA College organized by CCIME 

Day of the Dead celebration at PERA College organized by "Consejo Consultivo Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior de BC" (CCIME).
Friday November 2  6pm Opening Ceremony and dances by Mexico Folklore troupe
Saturday November 3 10am - 5pm Exhibit
This celebration is based on the Mayan celebration for the dead known as Hanal Pixán.

For more information join the event on Facebook  Day of the Dead Festival at Pera College
PERA College - 110-668 Seymour St., Vancouver, B.C.

All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery 

All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
Events at All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery include a popular Mexican Sugar Skulls workshop and the creation of personal shrines. For details please check their website Here

Día de Muertos celebration at CIPOVAN 

Día de Muertos at CIPOVAN
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration at CIPOVAN
- Altar for the dead, and cooking and dinner of mole negro a traditional meal from Oaxaca (chocolate sauce), hot chocolate and pan de muerto.
Thursday, November 1th 4pm Join the cooking and altar-making 6 pm onwards Dinner and Party
2791 W 11th Ave. (back basement entrance), Vancouver, B.C.
Suggested donation $6.00. For details and RSVP visit CIPOVAN Día de Muertos post.

Day of the Dead altar to celebrate Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes at The Mexican Consulate in Vancouver

Day of the Dead in Vancouver - Altar to celebrate Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes at The Mexican Consulate  General photo by Mexico Cultura

The Mexican Consulate General in Vancouver celebrates Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world (NY Times) with a traditional altar decorated with sugar skulls, candles, papel picado, etc. 
Public is invited to visit Hours: 8:00 am-12:30 pm..
411 1177 West Hastings, Vancouver, B.C.

Day of the Dead altar - Altar de Día de muertos - Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver

Day of the Dead Altar - Altar de Dia de Muertos at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver

On Nov 2nd. a Day of the Dead altar (Altar de Muertos)  will be set up at the Holy Rosary Cathedral after the 5:00 p.m. mass. If you wish to help register with Vanessa who will at the entrance of the Cathedral. There will be Day of the Bread "Pan de muerto" and hot chocolate at the monthly party. For more information contact the church office.
Holy Rosary Cathedral
646 Richards, St. Vancouver, B.C.

Mexican Authors write about the Dead - Books Available in Vancouver


Oswaldo Pérez Cabrera - El Libro de Don Muerto
Crónicas de Don Muerto/El Libro de Don Muerto (spanish) by Oswaldo Pérez Cabrera available at Lulu

Nostalgia for Death Poetry Villaurrutia, Xavier - Vancouver Public Library


                                                                   


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La Muerte tiene permiso by Edmundo Valadés available at the Vancouver Public Library.
                                                                   
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Three Messages and A Warning Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic

 - available at the Vancouver Public Librar 
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo available at the Vancouver Public Library

Sun, Stone and Shadows 20 Mexican great short stories available at the Vancouver Public Library

Aura by Carlos Fuentes available at the Vancouver Public Library

Cuentos Sobrenaturales by Carlos Fuentes available at the Vancouver Public Library


Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Altar at Buen Cafe in Kitsilano 
Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead altar at "Buen Café" coffee shop  2350 West 4th. Ave. Vancouver
"Buen Café" coffee shop located at 2350 West 4th. Ave. has set up a beautiful traditional Mexican Day of the Dead altar   at one of the front display windows. It has Mexican sugar skulls, papel picado, cempasúchil (marygolds),  pan de muerto (Day of the Dead bread), photos of the deceased to whom the altar is dedicated, and their favorite food: mole, tamales, tacos dorados (fried tacos), candles, drinks: beer, Buen Gusto coffee.

Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Altar and Food at La Tequilera Mexican Cantina (formerly Doña Cata)

Day of the Dead Altar and Food at La Tequilera Mexican Cantina restaurant formerly Doña Cata
Come and Celebrate Day of the Dead in Vancouver at La Tequilera Mexican Cantina Restaurant. They have a special for Day of the Dead celebration from October 28th. to November 2nd. that includes specialties from Morelos, the Mexican state where the owners are from:
The menu changes every day, some of the menu items are:
  • Tamales de Frjol y mole verde / Stuffed bean tamales with a delicious green mole sauce slathered on top.... Yummy! I am looking forward to try this one......
  • Red mole with rice and beans
  • Dulce de Calabaza / This is a very traditional dessert for this celebration in Mexico prepared with pumpkin cooked with "piloncillo" (Mexican raw sugar syrup), cinnamon  and spices.
  • Churros
  • Hot Mexican Chocolate

The restaurant also set a Day of the Dead altar in honor of Doña Cata their grandmother.
La Tequilera Mexican Cantina (formerly Dona Cata) 
5076 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, B.C.

                        Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead Altar at Las Margaritas restaurant

Day of the Dead in Vancouver - Ofrenda at Las Margaritas restaurant in Kitsilano

Other restaurant that has also set up a beautiful traditional Mexican Day of the Dead altar is the popular "Las Margaritas" located at 1999 West 4th. Ave. in Kitsilano. It also has the famous Mexican sugar skulls, pan de muerto (Day of the Dead bread), and the restaurant is all decorated with colorful "papel picado". 


“Comparsa de los Huehues de Nuevo Tampaón Tamuín” - San Luis Potosí - México

More events to be announced ......