Dia de los Difuntos/The Day of the Deceased

St. Augustine
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Oct 28, 2017
14 Cordova St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Florida Living History and the Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association is offering a new heritage event that focuses on the ancient Spanish tradition of El Dia de los Difuntos, The Day of the Deceased, when families and friends celebrate and joyfully honor the memory of their loved ones who have died. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the historic customs and foodways associated with this holiday will be shared at the Tolomato Cemetery. Also, there will be a traditional Marcha de la Santa Compaña, March of the Holy Company, which is a night-time, torch-lit procession through downtown St. Augustine, which will start at 7 p.m. at St. George Street and Cathedral Place. This event will conclude with an abbreviated, candle-lit production of the play Don Juan Tenorio, a time-honored part of Dia de los Difuntos celebrations, at 8 p.m. at the Tolomato Cemetery. Admission is free. 

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Oct 28, 2017