Monday, October 26, 2015

Dia de los Muertos Parade kicks off in New Haven Oct. 31

The immigrant community of New Haven will celebrate the 5th annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Parade, beginning gathering at 5 p.m.  Oct.31 at 26 Mill St., according to a release.

The parade will kick off at 6 p.m. and the party follows at 7:30 pm at Bregamos Community Theater, 492 Blatchley Ave., the release said

This week, the public is invited to put the finishing touches on giant puppets and art for the parade, and organizers also will build the giant altar honoring loved ones who have passed away, the release said. (Location will be 26 Mill Street or Bregamos.)

For more information or to get involved, call John Lugo at 203-606-3484.)

"All are invited to join the immigrant community as they reclaim their culture, march with giant puppets, enjoy traditional foods and Latin music, and remember all of our community members who have passed on to another life, including those who die crossing the border or seeking a better life," the release said. "Bring a photo of a loved one to place on the giant altar."

The event is made possible thanks to volunteers and support by Unidad Latina en Accion, Bregamos Community Theater, and the Department of Arts & Culture of the city of New Haven, the release said.

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