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Legislation #: 180766 Introduction Date: 10/4/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JUSTUS, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, CANADY, FOWLER, SHIELDS, TAYLOR, JAMES, JR. AND LUCAS
Title: Declaring October 5 through November 4, 2018, as Dia De Los Muertos Month in Kansas City.

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10/2/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/4/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180766

 

Declaring October 5 through November 4, 2018, as Dia De Los Muertos Month in Kansas City.

WHEREAS, October 5 through November 4, 2018, Mattie Rhodes Center, Guadalupe Centers, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and the Kansas City Museum and the Parks and Recreation Department proudly present Dia De Los Muertos exhibitions, festivals and celebrations; and

 

WHEREAS, Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd and although recognized throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated. Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, bringing families together to remember their loved ones who have passed and rejoice in the happiness they once shared; and

 

WHEREAS, there are six major Dia De Los Muertos events in Kansas City all taking place in the Fourth Council District, attracting over 20,000 individuals from the metro area; and

 

WHEREAS, on Friday, October 5, the Mattie Rhodes Center will celebrate its 20th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Opening Exhibition, the Dia De Los Muertos Street Festival on Saturday, October 6, and the Dia De Los Muertos Street Parade featuring StoneLion Puppet Theatre on November 2nd; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum will hold its 5th Annual Dia De Las Muertos Celebration Sunday, October 21; and

 

WHEREAS, on Friday, October 27, the Guadalupe Centers will hold a traditional Dia De Los Muertos celebration; and

 

WHEREAS, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art will hold its Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival on Sunday, November 4; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare October 5 through November 4, 2018, as Dia De Los Muertos Month in Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Mattie Rhodes Center and the Kansas City Museum with the Mayor and Council calling on the people of Kansas City, Missouri to join with Mexico in this celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

 

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