7 Milwaukee Day of the Dead Events For Families

Day Of The Dead is an ancient Mexican tradition, and you can celebrate here in Milwaukee.

It's not the Mexican Halloween, despite arriving shortly after our trick or treating season.

Day Of The Dead is an ancient Mexican celebration that mixes Christian and indigenous traditions. Families build offerings or altars with traditional and personal items, and they welcome back the spirits of those who have passed. Typical items you'll see at a Day of the Dead celebration include marigolds, sugar skulls, and pan de muerto, a special sweet bread.

Here are some family-friendly events where you can learn more about the holiday and take part in the festivities.

1. Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos