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Tonight: One22, partners host altar walk and party to celebrate Día de los Muertos

Tonight: One22, partners host altar walk and party to celebrate Día de los Muertos

Tonight: One22, partners host altar walk and party to celebrate Día de los Muertos

Jackson, WY – One22, in collaboration with numerous community partners, is pleased to host our annual free Día de los Muertos celebration TODAY, Wednesday, November 2, beginning at 5 pm.

This event is made possible with generous support and partnership from St. John's Episcopal Church, the Art Association of Jackson Hole, Dancers' Workshop, Center for the Arts, Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Vertical Harvest, Grand Teton Distillery, Hatch Restaurant and Open Gates.

The holiday, which originated in Mexico and is celebrated throughout Latin America, honors loved ones who have passed away. It is a tradition commemorated with beautifully decorated altars, sugar skulls, food, drink, and activities for children and adults.

The event schedule is as follows. Maps with addresses are available here in English and Spanish, which we encourage you to share with your networks:

5:00 pm Altar walk: Meet at the labyrinth on St. John's Episcopal Church Campus to begin a tour of altars created by local artists. The order of the walk is as follows:

1. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 170 N. Glenwood St.

2. Grand Teton Distillery, Jackson Tasting Room, 70 S. Glenwood St.

3. Art Association/Dancers’ Workshop/Center for the Arts, 265 S. Cache St.

4. Vertical Harvest, 155 W. Simpson Ave.

5. Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 201 S. Jackson St.

5:15 pm Mass: Traditional Catholic mass at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church

6:15 - 8 pm Celebration: The altar walk will end at the Catholic Church and the party will begin, including sugar skulls, face painting, and traditional food, drink, and music.

"We are looking forward to sharing some of the historic Mexican Día de los Muertos traditions with the entire Jackson Hole community,” said Vida Sanchez, One22 Program Director. “We hope you'll join us."

More history of the holiday is available here in English:

http://nationalgeographic.org/media/dia-de-los-muertos/

More history of the holiday is available here in Spanish:

http://bit.ly/vidayestilo-terra-com-mx-ddlm