The Annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead) celebration will be held in the Terlingua Cemetery on Sunday evening, November 2. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the lighting of candles on all of the graves in the historic cemetery. Candles will be provided, but please bring your own lighters. Potluck food dishes are much appreciated and musicians are especially welcomed to bring their instruments and play music around the campfire.
This year, a special altar will be dedicated to the Sanchez family that is traveling from Monterrey, Mexico to create a traditional altar in memory of their parents. Jose Sanchez has participated in and consulted for many Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in Terlingua over the past years. Their authentic altar is certain to be special indeed.
The other two altars are open to everyone to place mementos and representational items to remember and honor loved ones and family members that have passed away. The Day of the Dead is a celebration of life and memories and a time to be thankful for the gift of living and the joys of fellowship, family, and love.
This year, the community is especially encouraged to remember Glen Felts and Mark Kneeskern, and other local residents that have passed away recently. Please bring mementos, pictures, and your memories to celebrate the lives of these great friends.
The lighting of the candles will begin at sundown on November 2 and the gathering will last as long as the night determines. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to participate.