Día de los Muertos

Remembering and honoring those who have passed

El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a time for remembering the lives of those who have passed. We honor those who are no longer with us, including our social justice heroes, victims of racially-motivated police brutality, victims of hate crimes and gun violence, those who lost their lives too soon, and those who have made a positive impact in our community. El Centro de la Raza is 51 years old and counting. We honor those who, over the last 50+ years, have fought for human rights, social services, and political and environmental justice to shape a better future for the children. Our exhibit is unique in that is highlights current and historic social justice issues in our community, nation and world.


Our Día de los Muertos Celebration is on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 from 11:00AM -5:00PM at
El Centro de la Raza’s Centilia Cultural Center 1660 S. Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle, WA 98144. Please join us for food, a mercado, live music and entertainment, children’s activities, and to see the ofrenda (altar) exhibit.

The Ofrenda Exhibit is open from Thursday, November 1st until Friday, November 17th from 9:00AM-6:00PM, Monday-Friday in the historic El Centro de la Raza building at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 on the top floor. It features over 25 ofrendas created by community groups, non-profit organizations and individuals.

To volunteer, please sign-up here: https://volunteersignup.org/7J7B7

If you would like to create an ofrenda for our 2023 exhibit, please contact Veronica Gallardo at vgallardo@elcentrodelaraza.org or (206) 957-4603.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts.