Nuevo’s Día de Los Muertos Celebration October 22nd, 2015 Honor Your Ancestors by M. Sophie Hamad For those unfamiliar with Día de Los Muertos﹘the Day of the Dead, a holiday ritual built on honoring one’s ancestors﹘Nuevo will be the perfect place to become better acquainted. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which recently added this indigenous festivity to its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Día de los Muertos “commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones.” It begins October 31, which means you can spend Halloween evening sipping excellent tequila and taking in a little international studies education all at once. Nuevo will even provide face painters to ensure you fit in as they celebrate tradition. While Día de los Muertos shares a date with the Catholic observance of All Saints’ Day, the main thing the two festivities have in common are the feasts. Día de los Muertos celebrations incorporate pre-sixteenth-century pagan religious rites, from a time before European settlers introduced their Christian beliefs to the area, and puts an emphasis on facilitating deceased relatives’ return to Earth with offerings at the grave of favorite meals, flowers, candles, crafts and candies, such as the notorious sugar skulls. Nuevo’s new fall menu will be available both days. In addition, on November 2, Nuevo will be hosting its first Tequila Dinner at 6 pm: four courses paired with tequila for $60 per person. Special beverage offerings will include signature cocktails and a line of Day of the Dead themed beers produced by Cervesa De Los Muertos, as well as Perro Nuevo, a Thirsty Dog dark lager exclusive to Nuevo. And they’ll likely have some desserts to die for, because they always do. Nuevo’s Día de Los Muertos Celebration Saturday, October 31 and Monday, November 2 Nuevo Modern Mexican Tequila Bar and Cantina 54 E Mill St, Akron, OH 44308 (330) 762-8000 nuevomodmex.com Tell your friends:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.