El Centro plans Halloween/Día de Muertos Fair

From a press release:

El Centro plans Halloween/Día de Muertos Fair

El Centro of Henderson County will celebrate, as part of Mexican tradition, the Day of the Dead with a Fair which will be held on Friday, October 31 from 5-10pm at the Super Mercado located at 2111 Hendersonville HWY.

Among the activities planned are raffles, candy, contests, games for the children, music, folk dances, traditional altars, typical Mexican appetizers and food for sale, information booths and a lot of fun for all. This celebration is intended to provide a time of enjoyment in a family-friendly atmosphere. During the event, we will have a brief explanation of the meaning behind the symbols found on the traditional Day of the Dead altar. In addition there will be a costume contest for kids ages 2 to 15.

The Fair will take place Friday, October 31 from 5pm to 10pm inside the Super Mercado, 2111 Asheville Highway, Suite A2, in Hendersonville NC 28791.

The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration that dates from prehispanic times, honoring the deceased on November 2. It begins on November 1, coinciding with the Roman Catholic observance of All Souls’ Day, and is celebrated in Mexico as well as in other Central American countries plus many communities in the United States that have large numbers of people from those areas. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has designated it as a World Heritage festival.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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