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Day of the Dead Street Festival

About Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead Street Festival honors and celebrates the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos. The event honors those who have passed as a day for a celebration of life. Festivities often include altars that honor the deceased with their favorite food or beverages and are decorated with calaveras (sugar skulls) and marigold flowers. The Street Festival is meant to honor and celebrate the holiday with a glimpse into the many different festivities that traditionally honor our past.

The Day of the Dead Street Festival is sponsored and organized by Latino Programs & Services and the Hispanic American Student Association.

2021 Event Details

The event is currently scheduled for:

Friday, November 5th, 2021
6PM - 9PM
South Oval
University of Oklahoma

We are excited to bring back the Day of the Dead Street Festival in a reimagined way! Free admission to the event will include live entertainment, food, cultural activities, and vendors. 

Enjoy the sounds and sights of the colorful Mexican culture that will line the "streets" of OU. Live entertainment will be provided by:

Norahua Mexican Folkloric Dancers of Oklahoma
Mariachi Orgullo de America
Catrina Ballet

Additionally, we will have a number of vendors on site selling homecrafted and cultural goods. Festival goers can get a taste of  traditional foods and beverages and enjoy cultural activites for all ages. Traditional altars will be built and presented for all to honor and enjoy.

2021 Event Committee

Enrique Juarez
Chair

Andrea Reynoso
Programming Chair

Yamileth Maya
Cultural Traditions Chair

Diana Roldan
Marketing Chair

JJ Ariza
HASA Vice President

Norma Lilia Ruiz Cruz
Graduate Advisor

Juan Cabrera
Advisor

For general inquiries, please contact Juan Cabrera, Advisor at juancabrera@ou.edu and Enrique Juarez, Chair at enrique.juarez@ou.edu