Day of the Dead Event & Art Auction to Benefit Mi Casa

dia image mezcalDecorating sugar skulls is a Mexican tradition for Día de los Muertos, the November 2 holiday that brings together family and friends to remember and honor those who have died.

To mark this important Mexican holiday that is sometimes celebrated as All Souls Day in Catholic traditions, local Mexican restaurant Mezcal is hosting a Día de los Muertos party and silent auction to benefit Mi Casa.

Mezcal and Mi Casa recruited artists from around Denver to decorate skulls that will be auctioned off on Saturday, November 2, from noon to 6 p.m. at Mezcal, located at 3230 E. Colfax Avenue.

All of the auction proceeds, plus 10% of food sales, will be donated to Mi Casa to support programs aimed at advancing the economic success of Latino families.

The Día de los Muertos celebration at Mezcal on November 2 is sponsored by Don Julio tequila so count on great drink specials all weekend long!

Mezcal chose Mi Casa as the beneficiary of the Día de los Muertos event because of Mi Casa’s long history supporting local Latino communities with programs that provide practical pathways to career path employment, educational advancement and business ownership.

The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico, in Latin America, the U.S. and in other parts of the world. Its origins are traced to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years. Today, Day of the Dead customs include creating ornate altars to welcome departed spirits, holding vigils, and visiting the graves of departed relatives. Sugar skulls and traditional foods such as pan de muerto (bread of the dead) are also staples of the celebration.

Bring your family and check out this unique Día De Los Muertos celebration. Each skull is truly a work of art, and your support of this event will translate directly into a financial investment in Mi Casa.

The silent auction will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, but festivities will last until closing, and Mezcal is offering food and drink specials all weekend long. For more information, contact Mezcal at 303-322-5219.

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