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Day of the Dead celebration

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Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnography will come alive in a unique way Nov. 2 when it joins the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston in hosting a celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

The museum will host a family event from 1 to 4:30 p.m. featuring traditional dance performances by Harvard’s Ballet Folklorico, craft activities, and sugar skull workshops. A fiesta from 6 to 9 p.m. will feature salsa, son, and mariachi music. Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations by wood carver Ventura Fabian of Oaxaca, Mexico, taste pan de muerto (bread of the dead), sip Aztec chocolate, and more.

The family event from 1-4:30 p.m. is free with museum admission and the sugar skull workshops are $5 per participant. The fiesta from 6-9 p.m. is free, and tickets are required. For sugar skull workshop tickets, call (617) 465-3216. For fiesta tickets, call (617) 495-2269 or e-mail