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‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos Now Open at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Featuring the work of prominent Mexican and Mexican-American artists, this new gallery exhibit explores the traditions of Día de Muertos. This two-day celebration – one day to honor departed children and one day to honor departed adults – takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year with colorful parades, festivals, lively music and Mexican cuisine.

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Guests are invited to experience the beautiful artistry of this important cultural celebration with artwork including papel picado, sugar skulls and paper sculptures, as well as pre-hispanic items on loan from various museums showcasing the early history of this celebration.

Día de Muertos

The gallery also highlights four pieces of artwork and explores the artists’ unique processes and inspiration. One such piece, a sculpture group titled Bridal Couple, was created by a father and son in Mexico City whose family has been hand-making this type of celebratory art for more than 300 years. When it debuts next week, Bridal Couple will be the centerpiece of the gallery with four sculptures ranging from 2.5-10 feet tall.

Check out some photos below for a look at this new exhibit.

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Comments

  • Just got back from the parks. This exhibit is gorgeous! Love los novios in the entryway. Who is the artist who made the Papier-mâché muertos for sale in the pavilion?

  • I’ve always been intrigued by Día de Muertos. I can’t wait to visit the exhibit.

  • This looks awesome. How long with the exhibit be open for…we’re not visiting again until next summer!

    • This is a long-term installation – no word on a closing date.

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