Dia de los Muertos
In honor of the traditional Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, the Idaho State Historical Museum will host the third annual exhibit for two weeks. Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 2, the day after All Saints Day. On this day, many believe that a deceased person’s soul returns to be with their family and friends. The spirits that come to visit are received with elaborate altars covered with food, photographs, flowers, and family heirlooms for them to enjoy. Unlike Halloween, which comes a few days before and shares some of the skeletal imagery, the holiday is not meant to be scary. Instead it is a celebration of life, death, and family memory. We hope you will be able to join us as the museum is transformed by local artists and schoolchildren who will create elaborate traditional and contemporary altars and art throughout the building.
Idaho State Historical Museum
610 N. Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702