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Jazz Cellars, LLC


Murphys Day of the Dead 2022

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2022
Time 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Murphys, California
Contact: Jody Jurgens
Phone: 209-743-7492

Have fun at the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) celebration in Murphys during the day on November 5th. Then make  plans to attend Jazz Cellars Dinner at the Murphys Hotel that evening!

Murphys Dia de Los Muertos will be back on Saturday, November 5, 2022!  We’ll have traditional artisan vendors, food, drink, and a community altar in the Park and, as always, our businesses will be displaying ofrendas honoring those who we have lost but are still with us in spirit. We plan to bring back live entertainment in 2022 and expand our other activities, keep your fingers crossed.  Thank you to all of you who attended, participated, and supported the event in 2021!

This ancient holiday traces its roots back to the indigenous cultures of Mexico, Latin America, and Europe but has become inextricably intertwined with the Catholic observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day over time.   Although this celebration is associated with the dead, it is traditionally a period full of life, happiness, color, food, family, and fun.  In Mexico, outdoor markets display and sell symbolic items like special bread, pottery, baskets, candles, paper puppets, candy skulls, and flowers.  Skeletons are also an important symbol of this day and are displayed hugging, dancing and laughing in shop windows and on street corners.