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Dia De Los Muertos La Catrina/El Catrín Costume Contest Announced


A Costume Contest is among the many community activities that will occur as part of Greeley’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration this year, held on November 3rd. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday which celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones. Its most famous symbol, La Catrina, is dressed elegantly with a fancy hat and is a reminder that no matter how rich or poor, no one escapes death.

To enter the contest:

  • Contestants must dress up as La Catrina or El Catrín
  • The contest is limited to the first 30 contestants who register
  • Registration will take place at Aims College Cornerstone Conference Center at 5401 W. 20th Street Rd. on November 3rd, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. (no late registrations accepted)
  • Anyone can enter the contest; there are no age restrictions
  • Contestants will be judged on
    • Originality of costume
    • Face make-up resembling La Catrina/El Catrín
    • Headdress/Hat
  • First and second place winners will receive prizes.
A detailed schedule of Greeley’s 2018 Día de los Muertos Celebration and links to images of La Catrina or El Catrín  are found at

Release Date:
Oct 22, 2018

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Genie Canales, Event Manager


Becky Safarik, Greeley Assistant City Manager,

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