Special event Past event Friday, 2 November 2018

Day of the Dead Festival

Celebrate one of Mexico’s major festivals

Join us for a free festival to celebrate the annual Día de Muertos Festival to remember the dead. Listen to live mariachi music, watch traditional Mexican dancers, see giant skeleton puppets, join in activities and visit an ofrenda dedicated to Frida Kahlo.
Please note, if the V&A reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.

We want you to dress up! Whether you go as the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo or opt for a colourful skeleton, we want as many of you in costume as possible. Our staff will look out for your amazing costumes throughout the day, and between 8 – 8.30pm, we will hold a procession and competition where you could win one of the following…

1st prize is a small black and white rebozo created exclusively for the V&A Shop. This authentic rebozo is made on a Spanish treadle-loom in a home-based workshop in Tenancingo, Edo de Mexico, and each end is finished with hand-knotted threads known as ‘puntas’.

2nd prize is a copy of our exhibition book, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, which offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and powerful sense of style continues to captivate.

3rd prize is a collection of small gifts including an exhibition fridge magnet, notebook and pencil.

• The competition is free to enter
• Open to all ages
• Finalists need to agree to be photographed and complete a V&A model release form
• The Judges’ decision is final

Background image: © Raul G Loya