Cultural Coalition is proud to present MIKIZTLI – [mee-kish-tlee] the 9th annual Dia de Los Muertos Phoenix Festival on Sunday, October 25, 2020 starting at 2 p.m. The event is FREE, and will be streamed live on Cultural Coalition social media platforms: YouTube, Facebook and IGTV.
This year, the altar (ofrenda) will be dedicated to those beloved ones lost during the pandemic. Zarco Guerrero, Board President of the Cultural Coalition says: “Dia de Los Muertos was originally called Micailhuitl, the Feast of the Spirits. And took place in many regions of ancient Mexico. Today in Phoenix, we call our festival Mikiztli [meeh-keesh-tleeh] (although its true meaning is not death but transcendence), it is symbolized by the Calaca [kah-lah-kah] or smiling skull, that entices and invites us to dance.”
Highlighting the importance of the event’s cultural history, a variety of performances by community favorites from past celebrations will be featured including Aztec dances, Mariachi music, Ballet Folkorico performances, and more!
Cultural Coalition invites families to participate in this virtual event in remembrance of those who have passed and in celebration of life.