“Creativity Over Candy” Event in Mexico: La Calaca Festival
by Corey & Lynn
Want to know how the Mexicans spend All Soul’s Day and celebrate the dead? Some of our amazing friends from the original Green Halloween NYC extravaganza are hosting a dynamic, destination-driven event that demonstrates the “creativity over candy” model deliciously.
The La Calaca Arts Festival, taking place in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (Nov 1-4, 2012), conjures themes of life and death, ancient and new, through art, music and culture.
Programming for the festival will take place at venues throughout the city over the four days, including a large interactive art exhibition in Parque Juarez for adults and children. During the day, lectures, workshops and guided tours of traditional altars, costumed processions and decorated cemeteries will be featured – along with installations and performances organized by local artists, non profits, and cultural institutions. In the evenings, visitors will experience the exquisite culinary options in San Miguel, while the world’s largest stringed instrument, the ‘Earth Harp’ is played in the city’s center. A large closing celebration featuring live musicians and performers – both local and international – will culminate the event on November 3rd.
Yep, you read that right. What a sweet treat: America’s Got Talent finalist, William Close (Earth Harp) will be performing for thee days during the event.
***Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter team who launched the green holidays revolution. Co-founders of Green Halloween® and National Costume Swap Day™, authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, speakers and brand strategists, their simple, practical, meaningfully green ideas have been featured in hundreds of outlets such as Good Morning America, NPR, Real Simple Magazine and Huffington Post. Lynn is also “Abba” to five, and Corey is “Mommy” to two. Follow the fun on Facebook or Twitter.