3rd annual Atlanta Day of the Dead

The 3rd annual Atlanta Day of the Dead is scheduled on Sunday, November 4, 2012.  The festival takes place at Atlantic Station in Midtown – 171 17th St NW.  Event hours are from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

The Day of the Dead, also know as Día de los Muertos in Spanish, is a traditional Mexican holiday that honors family. 

At this celebration of life, individuals and families can build a memorial to remember their loved ones.  Some of the items used for the memorials are colorful tablecloths, photographs, candles, incense, food, flowers and sugar skulls.  Each memorial is unique and filled with beautiful and vibrant elements. At the end of the event, the altars will be judge and prizes will be awarded to the contest winner.

Cultural performances and storytellers will entertain the crowds and authentic Latino foods will be available to try.

The festival will also have live music and other entertainment, including dancing, all throughout the day.  Vendors will offer free samples and product give-aways.  Artwork and other arts and crafts will be on display and available for purchase, as well.

This event is free and anyone can sign up to build a memorial to honor their family and loved ones.

For more information about the 2012 Atlanta Day of the Dead festival, visit their website at http://www.atlantadayofthedead.com/ or check out the event on Facebook