Shreveport’s Day of the Dead Festival Takes Over Festival Plaza
Shreveport Is Invited to Embrace the Afterlife at the Day of the Dead Festival.
Several members of our community are thrilled that we have El Dia de Muertos Festival taking over. The vibrant and rich traditions of Mexico and beyond will come to life on November 4th, 2023, at the Downtown Festival Plaza.
We can thank the Hispanic Heritage Association of Northwest Louisiana and 318 Latino for this grand celebration of culture and tradition.
Have You Ever Experienced the Magic of El Día de Muertos?
This may feel familiar, remember Disney's movie "Coco"? Your kids may be able to tell you the story better than we can however the basic storyline is this young boy named Miguel (Gonzalez) magically transports to the Land of the Dead. According to the movie trailer description, "He seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living and to reverse his family's ban on music."
Don't Let a Kids Movie Be the Only Experience You Have With Day of the Dead.
Saturday, November 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the community is invited to a free family event at Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA 71101. From the moment you arrive at Festival Plaza, you'll be greeted by a giant 12-ft tall "Catrinas," a symbol of the festival.
This is an Event You Want Your Kids to Experience.
Your kids will have a blast From crafting paper altars to coloring Catrinas and decorating sugar skulls, there's no shortage of creative opportunities. Children can also enjoy games like Lotería Mexicana and create their own craft Catrinas.
"Throughout the day, the festival will feature captivating performances, including Folklore Dances celebrating the Day of the Dead, mesmerizing Aztec Dancers showcasing ancient rituals, and the heartwarming melodies of a Mariachi Band." said Briant Garcia one of the organizers of the event. The food will be delicious and you have to try the "pan de muerto," a traditional Day of the Dead bread, and sample there will be several food vendors.
Briant Gracia with 318 Latino said "Mark your calendar for November 4th, 2023, and head over to the Downtown Festival Plaza in Shreveport, Louisiana, for a day filled with culture, traditions, and vibrant celebrations. Come, embrace the afterlife with us, and make the Day of the Dead Festival a memorable and meaningful experience for you and your family. Honor your loved ones in style and join us for this fantastic celebration of life and remembrance!" If you want more information on this fun event just click here.