Day of the Dead website launches for festival happening this year

On Thursday, July 1, UHV's Latino faculty and staff association officially launches a website for the many events they plan to revolve around this holiday.

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Art League, UHV’s Latino Faculty and Staff Association, and other businesses are teaming up for a Día de los Muertos month long event.

Soon, coming up in July, they are launching a new website for more information about this festival.

The following sponsors made this initiative possible: Kelly Pierce (The Frinj Salon, local Victorian), John Valdivia (The Box Coffee Bar, local Victorian), Bridgett Postel (local Victorian).

Their mission is to host an authentic community celebration and activities in honor of the traditional Mexican holiday called Día de los Muertos, which in English translates to “Day of the Dead.”

The festival is scheduled to happen in the Fall of 2021, for Victoria and the Texas community.

Plenty of festivities will occur under the following categories:

  1. Culture
  2. Tradition
  3. Community Here’s more from Abran Rodriguez about the website launching.

Abran Rodriguez, LFSA Co-founder at UHV, mentioned the festival isn’t just for local businesses and artists.

It will also inform the public on the common misconceptions depicted about the holiday.

“What that’s essentially going to do is show to the public what our list of events is going to be. Also, a list of participation through all the activities. For example, an artist that want so to join that art contest that we’ll be hosting, can go onto the website, fill out the application. Then send in their entries through there, the same thing for our photographers for our photography exhibit. They will be able to go online, another thing that the website is going to do is actually provide some education to the public about what Día de los Muertos is,” Rodriguez said.

The website will have a feature, where you can create your own Día de los Muertos alter.

Soon, everyone will be able to subscribe for updates online too.

Click on the following link to surf the new website, www.diadelosmuertosvtx.com.

CORRECTION: In an earlier report, The Nave Museum was mentioned as a collaborator, but they have recently opted out of participation. This information was incorrect and incomplete. We regret this error.

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