El Dia de Los Muertos is a famous holiday that originated in Mexico and over time, around the world. Translated to ‘The Day of the Dead’ in English, it is celebrated on the first and second day of November. On this day, it is believed that the pathway between the physical and spiritual world opens, and the souls of the dead can come back to the living world to eat, drink, and dance with their family and friends. In turn, the living family members leave their deceased family members’ food and ofrendas (offerings) at their gravesite. El Dia de Los Muertos is a time to celebrate and remember those who have passed. Keep reading to see where to celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos in the area.
Celebrate the Day’s Festivities at Puebla de Noche | Montclair
Feast on traditional Mexican food and enjoy the colorful and vibrant decor Puebla de Noche has to offer. End the day’s celebrations with authentic enchilada and horchata to match.
Day of the Dead Community Celebration | Princeton
The Arts Council of Princeton hosts a free, outdoor festival to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Go to the Dohm Alley to view the creative, interactive display that artists will create in honor of the Day of the Dead. There will also be a traditional altar installed at the Sands Lobby Gallery for participants to experience and have the chance to learn more about the holiday’s tradition. This event will be held on November 6th from 3PM-5PM.