Celebrate Día de los Muertos in Louisville, KY

There will be dancing, food, and face-painting galore.

A table with a multicolor cloth spread over it is holding various photographs and offerings to deceased loved ones as part of Dia de los Muertos.

Día de los Muertos honors deceased loved ones with ofrendas — or offerings — to remember and honor their memories.

Photo by @nochemexicanbbq

Noche Mexican BBQ is preparing to celebrate its third birthday inside its renovated cathedral at 1838 Bardstown Rd. — and it’s inviting the community to honor their loved ones for el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) all month.

This Mexican holiday traces its origins back 3,000 years to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It’s believed that on this day (typically Nov. 1-2) the separation between the physical and spiritual worlds dissolve and the dead reawaken as honored guests in their families’ celebrations — which often include feasts, parades, dancing, altar making, and leaving offerings called ofrendas.

Here are a few other ways to participate in the festivities:

🎉 Free Family Fiesta | Wed., Nov. 2 | 5-8 p.m. | Fourth Street Live! | Free to attend | Watch the México Lindo dancers perform, listen to mariachi band music + enjoy family-friendly activities.

🎉 Eat Pan de Muerto | Order online | FOKO, 1001 Logan St. | Keep up with FOKO’s Facebook page to pre-order the bakery’s traditional Mexican sweet bread.

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