Dia de los Muertos

October 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, Oct. 24
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a very special online Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24! In Mexico, Central America, and parts of the United States, this joyful family celebration honors the lives of ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. We are thrilled to partner with the San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild, San Jose Museum of Art, Teatro Vision, Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University, and Art Origen to host a lively broadcast filled with music, dance, virtual reality, and more!

Will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.


  • 12:00 PM – Ceremonial Dance and Altar Blessing, Mictlan de Danza y Cultura Azteca
  • 12:02 PM – Welcome by Calacas de Ceremonia
  • 12:05 PM – Día de Los Muertos Highlight Reel, San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild
    • Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San José
    • Teresa Castellanos, SJUSD Board President
    • Alejandra Bologna Zubikarai, Consulate General de México
  • 12:20 PM – “Calacas 2020”, Teatro Familia Aztlán
  • 12:34 PM – Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit – VR Experience, San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • 12:42 PM – Singer Gabriela Sepúlveda
  • 12:48 PM – Face Painting, Artist Paty Tapia-Colon
  • 12:54 PM – Storyteller Olga Loya
  • 1:02 PM – Chiquyboom & Chiqlets Team
  • 1:10 PM – Sugar Skull Decorating, Emilio Bañuelos, San Jose Museum of Art
  • 1:14 PM – Painting with Marigolds, Laura Santos, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • 1:22 PM – Ofrenda Basics, Part 1, Elena Robles
  • 1:27 PM – Kaisahan of San Jose Dance Company
  • 1:31 PM – Ofrenda Basics, Part 2, Elena Robles
  • 1:36 PM – Día de Los Muertos Community Poems by Yosimar Reyes, Teatro Visión
  • 1:43 PM – Magician Michael Stroud
  • 1:50 PM – 4 con 3
  • 1:58 PM – Closing

Virtual Photo Booth

Join the celebration and take a selfie online! Choose from three different photo frames. Download or share your photo on social media with this year’s hashtag. Photo Booth available now through 10/24/2020.


Community Partners

  • Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • Consulado General de México en San José
  • La Placita in the Tropicana Shopping Center
  • San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild
  • San José Museum of Art
  • San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • Teatro Familia Aztlán
  • Teatro Visión