Win Tickets: 2012 Portland Dia De Los Muertos @ Holocene | Music, Aztec Dancing, Procession, Theatre

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the 2012 Portland Dia De Los Muertos celebration at Holocene on Thursday, November 1, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, November 1.

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From our sponsors at Holocene:
Portland Day of the Dead @ HoloceneDia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Thursday, November 1, 2012
6:30 p.m. | $5 | All Ages until 9 p.m.

1001 Southeast Morrison Street Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639 | More Info:

Our 2nd annual Day of the Dead celebration, bringing the community together to honor our ancestors. Procession starts at Sunnyside Elementary at  5:00PM. Walk down Belmont to the Lone Fir Cemetery with serenades by BAJO SALARIO. Meet at Holocene at 6:30PM (All – ages until 9pm!)

Performed live at the event, the play “THE ANCESTORS” is about a family burying their dead on their property, in the cornfields. The whole family gathers at the funeral of Uncle Octavio. Uncle Octavio awakens in the world of the ancestors creating the typical family drama. Gloria, the smallest of the family in the living world comes in contact with the ancestors, helping them to pay the debts left on earth.

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25 Responses to Win Tickets: 2012 Portland Dia De Los Muertos @ Holocene | Music, Aztec Dancing, Procession, Theatre

  1. Anne October 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I would like tickets pretty please!

  2. Antonio October 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Wow this seems like an awesome place to have this too!

  3. Miyah October 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    I’d like to go because the school I work at has prohibited any Halloween-like celebration, but is doing Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff, lame!

  4. Julia October 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm #


  5. Kelsey October 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    I’m dressing up as a sugar skull for Halloween and I love Holocene!!!!

  6. Joyzza October 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Because American culture is, at best, devoid of the rich, sacred traditions that many countries around the world celebrate. Our stifled and subdued versions of venerating the dead pale in comparison to the radiant and transcendent rites of dia de los Muertos – I would love to experience this festival to learn from another heritage’s tradition, to partake as a member of realm of the living, by bestowing life’s greatest pleasures upon our ancestors, as we too indulge in their memory – incandescent light, resounding music, decadent cakes and joyful dance- I would love to come and share in the beauty and joy of this celebration of life and death to commemorate those who have gone before us.

  7. Corrie Sliger October 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    This event seems wonderfull. Time to embrace the new beginning we call death, to honor the blood and roots that came before us and paved the path. I would be very very great full and excited to win a pair of tickets. <3

  8. brooke October 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    oh my lawd,



    if other towns could only be so lucky.

  9. Richard Barker October 31, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    This is a great concept for a rainy portland weekend!!

  10. Richard Barker October 31, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    This sounds like a great cultural event. Heck it can’t hurt to play with the dead… Can it?

  11. Al October 31, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    this would give me a really great excuse to do the sugar skull make up I’ve been dying to do!

  12. Scott Lahn November 1, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Día de los Muertos! Would love to hit this up!

  13. Bobbie November 1, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    I went last year and it was the first time I had danced in so long, Loved it! And I am from AZ and to think I never celebrated, I did not know what I was missing. I am thinking about going tonight but not sure, If I had free tickets I would definately go, reminds me of Home!!

  14. Megan November 1, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Día de los Muertos!

  15. Shanay November 1, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I would love to go because I have lost a dear one this June and would like the opportunity to learn more about how a culture other than mine handles grief and death. Please pick me!

  16. Jeff November 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Would love to go

  17. diego November 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    horale, amigos! pick me, eh!

  18. Alex November 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  19. Buster November 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    I’m late to the party but I was “dead” from the weekend

  20. Trevor November 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    tickets because I would love to go…and never win the damn tickets.

  21. Michael Ryan November 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Porque soy muerto y oy es mi Día.

  22. Pleasure Camel November 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    who won? did i win? did i win?

  23. Samantha November 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    I would love to attend, what a fun event, ive done stage makeup at school and so it would be a great way to try out my makeup skills with doing a day of the dead face on myself and husband.
    Also being I am Australian, this is something new for me, I would love to learn all about this event and hopefully teach others about it. I love day of the dead, I can’t wait, I am so excited to attend this, soon, but not soon enough to my liking!

  24. Beth October 24, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    I would love to go!

  25. Tatiana Candelaria October 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

    My deceased mother’s culture, which I’ve never got to experience. It’s so intriguing. I wish I could dig deep into my roots. RIP Mama

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