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  • The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present the annual Day of the Dead celebration on Saturday, November 5 from 3-5 pm. Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, live dance performances, and food and drink available for purchase by Aurelio’s Cocina Latina. Learn about the traditions of this rich cultural holiday at this free, family-friendly afternoon event. Day of the Dead is observed throughout the world at this time of year (in connection with Halloween and All Souls’ Day), where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds and favorite foods of the deceased, and then visiting graves with these as gifts. This free community event is made possible through the generosity of Edens, Princeton Shopping Center and Mi Pueblo Lindo. Day of the Dead will take place at the Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard at 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ. Ample parking is available at the Shopping Center. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777. The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.

The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center present the Annual Day of the Dead Celebration