Shortly after sunset, Danza Xantotl indigenous dance troupe of Santa Rosa will perform a traditional indigenous blessing and dance honoring the ancestors. The drummers and dancers will then lead participants on an electric candle-light procession, a slow walk around the Town Green with participants honoring friends, family and ancestors who’ve passed away.
The procession will return to the Town Green stage for performances by the Luther Burbank Center Mariachi Ensemble and Ballet Folklorico Jazmin. Both are youth performing arts groups.
Covid-19 Vaccination Booth
In a nod to the pandemic, both the Oct. 2 and the Oct. 30 live events on the Town Green will have a Covid vaccination booth available for anyone who still needs or wants a vaccine. “We thought these events might be a good place to reach out to community members who may not have had access to the vaccine yet, or who still have questions about the vaccine,” Nuñez said.
The full schedule of events is available on the organization’s website: www.windsormuertos.org.
Links to the organization’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WindsorMuertos) and Instagram account (www.instagram.com/windsor_muertos/) are on the website as well.
Those interested in Dia de los Muertos Windsor or any of its events are encouraged to follow the organization on Facebook or Instagram or sign up for its e-mailing list through the website to receive updates about the events or any last-minute changes to events.
Anyone wishing to be a sponsor or donor to Dia de los Muertos Windsor can contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Any or all events may be cancelled depending on County Health orders