Indiana State Museum Celebrates The Day of the Dead

The Indiana State Museum hosts their very own Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, on Friday, October 30, 2009 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. The Day of the Dead is an important tradition in Mexican culture. Come to the Indiana State Museum, near the Canal Walk and White River State Park in Indianapolis downtown on Friday to learn about this special day.

This Indianapolis event is included with the price of admission to the Indiana State Museum and is free to museum members. Considering bringing a school group? Tickets are only $1.00 per student in large school and home school groups. Call 317.232.1637 to reserve a spot for your group.

At the Day of the Dead celebration hosted by the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis kids will experience a variety of cultural traditions while they learn about this foreign custom. Make a traditional Mexican sugar skull, paper flowers and other crafts to honor the dead on this day. Demonstrations and other family friendly activities will teach visitors about this important Mexican tradition.

The Day of the Dead is traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, respectively. In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is a time to pray for and honor loved ones that have passed on. Altars are built and gifts are shared to honor the dead. This tradition has been traced back by scholars to an ancient Aztec ritual, though many other cultures around the world have similar celebrations such as Spain, Brazil, and even in the Philippines.

For more information about the Day of the Dead at the Indiana State Museum, visit their website. Also look for other fun events at this Indianapolis attraction that celebrates Indianapolis history. Talk a walk along the near by Indianapolis Canal Walk to see the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indiana History Center, the Eitlejorg Museum and other Indiananpolis museums. You can event rent paddle boats, bicycles and segways to tour this beautiful part of the Circle City.
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