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Day of the Dead 2017 is Coming

Join us in celebrating the Day of the Dead in the Land of the Skulls on Saturday November 4th, 2017. Murphys’ merchants and tasting rooms will be celebrating our Eighth Annual Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos from 11-6 pm. Participating businesses and vendors will be offering authentic cultural art, food, sugar skulls, face painting and live music, as well as displaying ofrendas (altars) celebrating the lives of those who have passed on but are with us in heart and spirit on the Day of the Dead.

Join us for the celebration in the Park from 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm featuring face painters, folklorico dancers, rondalla musicians and artisan vendors.  Traditional food and drinks will be for sale in the Park until 4:00 pm or whenever we sell out. Purchases of food, wine and beer will benefit the Murphys Community Club who are responsible for maintaining and improving our lovely park along the creek.

The Catrina and Catrin Dress Contest will begin at 4:30 pm in the Community Park followed by a Candle Light Procession to the Cemetary. Those wishing to compete in the Catrina Contest must be signed up by 5pm on the preceding Friday, November 3rd, 2017.  Watch our website and Facebook page for more information as the date gets closer.  We will also host a children’s Catrin/Catrina contest earlier in the day.

Those wishing to participate in the procession should meet in the Park at 5:45 pm. Make sure to bring your flashlight and warm clothing. Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muertos will be available for purchase after the brief ceremony and traditional story.