Mercado on Fifth's Dia de Los Muertos Parade: A Colorful Celebration of Culture and Tradition
Davenport, IA - October 18, 2023
In anticipation of the upcoming Dia de Los Muertos Parade, the team at Living Local met with Janessa Calderon, Antonio Varela and Group O's own Maria Ontiveros to get an exclusive inside look at what promises to be a spectacular celebration of culture and tradition.
The Dia de Los Muertos Parade, organized by Mercado on Fifth and sponsored by Group O, has become an annual tradition that brings the vibrant spirit of Dia de Los Muertos to the heart of Moline, IL. This year, the event promises to be even more special, with a focus on collaboration and community involvement.
Maria Ontiveros, Group O Corporate Liaison, is not only a driving force behind the parade but also a member of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Living Local had the opportunity to interview her and gain valuable insights into the upcoming event. Make sure to watch the video below to see the interview.
As anticipation builds for this colorful celebration of culture and tradition, the people of Moline and the surrounding Quad Cities region are eagerly looking forward to the Dia de Los Muertos Parade. The Dia de Los Muertos Parade, scheduled for October 28th, 2023, is expected to feature captivating traditional altars, vibrant costumes, and captivating music.
Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a vibrant and culturally rich Mexican holiday celebrated primarily on November 1st and 2nd each year. While it may seem like a somber occasion, Dia de Los Muertos is, in fact, a joyful and colorful celebration of life and a time to honor and remember deceased loved ones.
Stay tuned to Mercado on Fifth's Facebook page for more updates on this exciting event, and mark your calendars for October 28th to join in the festivities and celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of the Quad Cities. The Pre-Party starts at 12PM at Mercado on Fifth with the Parade to follow at 2PM. Don't forget to stop by the After-Life Party that goes until 8PM. We hope to see you there!
Watch the video below.