Day of the Dead: Altar

National Museum of the American Indian
September 25, 2014
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National Museum of the American Indian

Practiced primarily in Mexico, El Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, traces its origins to both Spanish and indigenous influences. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center, will celebrate the event Saturday, Nov. 1, from noon to 5 p.m.; exciting activities will focus on the Native cultures that helped shape how it is practiced to this day. Admission to the museum and participation in all activities are free.