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Mission to host Dia de los Muertos event

Sister city building altar in honor of fallen hero, “Speedy” Espericueta


Mission, TX- The community is invited to join the annual Mission Historical Museum Dia de los Muertos Folklife Festival: Noche de Calacas! There will be international entertainment by Mission’s sister cities including: Francisco I. Madero, Coahuila and Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas. This year’s Day of the Dead celebration also includes performances by Mission Parks & Recreation Folklorico, and the Crescendo Music Institute.

Featured attractions include a community altar exhibit, a traditional sand painting done by Mexican artists, and an outdoor altar replicating the historic La Lomita Chapel. The free event will be held Saturday Oct. 26, 4-9 p.m.


WHO:             City of Mission and the Mission Historical Museum

WHAT:           Hosting Dia de los Muertos Folklife Festival: Noche de Calacas

WHEN:           Saturday Oct. 26, 2019, 4 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:         Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty Ave.


MEDIA NOTE: Mission’s sister city of Francisco I. Madero in Coahuila is building a Dia de los Muertos altar in honor of our fallen police hero, Mission Cpl. Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta.

Best time to capture construction of the community altar is Friday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m.