Join us for the premiere of Spotlight Houston’s second season as we delve into the cultural richness of Houston. In this episode, our host, Blanca Quezada, sits down with Mauricio Navarro, the managing partner of Houston’s 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade and Festival. It’s a fascinating cultural event that has deep roots in Mexican and Latin American traditions, and it’s coming to Houston.
Mauricio discusses the history of this tradition, which dates back to the Aztec civilization in Mexico and has now become a celebrated event in many countries, including the United States. He also shares why it’s important to continue this tradition.
Get ready to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4, 2023, as the Dia de los Muertos Parade and Festival takes over Sam Houston Park from 2 PM to 10 PM. This event is open to everyone, including children, so it’s a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy.
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[00:06:05] The tradition of honoring the dead started with the Aztecs, but was influenced by the arrival of Europeans and Christianity.
[00:09:58] The Annual event will be held this year on November 4, 2023, in Houston and includes food, lounges, local talent, and a parade near the Heritage Tower.
[00:13:54] The origin of La Catrina and its significance is explained.
[00:16:12] Starting the Dia de los Muertos Parade, and how the Catrina outfits became popular.
[00:18:47] Respecting tradition is important when attending cultural events and asking permission to do something does not automatically grant the right to do it.
[00:22:24] The parade is on an easily accessible route.
[00:25:32] The festival benefits Navidada de Barrio, which supports underprivileged families by providing Christmas gifts.
[00:30:35] The guest provides information about Dia de los Muertos (DDLM) events and contact details, including a kickoff event on October 31 and a volunteer outreach program with a unique version of loteria.
[00:33:06] Thank you for helping and supporting our event in Houston. It’s fun, meaningful, and celebrates our traditional culture. Parade on November 4, festival from 2-4. Visit the website for more info.