"Who is organizing Día de los Muertos Topeka?"
The Tonantzin Society and community partners from around Topeka. Our first citywide festival was held in 2012 and we are currently planning an even more exciting 2013 event.
"Who has agreed to sponsor Día de los Muertos Topeka?"
Some great sponsors and partners are on board again for 2013. We are increasing our involvement with 501 schools and outreach for all age levels.
"What types of events/activities will be held at this event?"
We are one of the few DDLM celebrations in the country that offers an array of arts for our citywide festival. From art shows and altar exhibits, a DDLM themed play, lectures on DDLM art, street fair, and more – Kansas’ ONLY festival of this nature truly has something for everyone!
"Where will all these events take place?"
Continue to check out our website as information for 2013 will be posted shortly.
"Will the events be family friendly?"
Yes. The events being planned here in Topeka are similar to the multitudes held across the country. Family focused, creative, educational and fun.
"What will members of the community learn from Día de los Muertos Topeka?"
Learning more about Mexican American cultural heritage. The respect and remembrance paid to our ancestors and those we have lost. Learning the distinction between this holiday and Halloween. Recognizing that diversity in art and culture builds stronger communities and broader understanding of commonalities we also share.
"What does the word Tonantzin mean?"
This word is from the Aztec language of Nahuatl. Different meanings have been assigned from “Our Revered Mother”, “Mother of Corn” and more. In Mexican culture Tonantzin is considered analogous to Our Lady of Guadalupe the Patroness of the Americas.