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SOURCE Siempre Mujer
Annual Benefit Highlights the Importance of the Traditional Mexican Holiday and Raises Funds for Art & Education Programs
NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Siempre Mujer, the largest Spanish-language magazine for Latinas in the U.S., announces its partnership with New York's El Museo del Barrio to honor the "Day of the Dead" and support Latino, Caribbean and Latin American art and culture in New York.
The event, held at El Museo del Barrio at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 1, will give the public an opportunity to experience the festivities and traditions of this significant holiday. Celebrated by millions of people in Mexico and around the world, Dia de los Muertos honors those who have passed. But instead of mourning, celebrants remember loved ones with festive food, music, costumes and gifts at altars.
The evening will bring together leaders in Hispanic art, media, entertainment, philanthropy and business. Event highlights include models wearing spectacular costumes designed by creative guru Susan Jaramillo with elaborate makeup creations by M.A.C and hair styled by Aveda; a one-of-a-kind altar created by artist Yaocihuatzin; endemic foods including Pan de Muerto; special musical guests including Latin-fusion star Xenia Rubinos; and more.
"With its costumes and skulls, Dia de los Muertos may seem very similar to Halloween, but the message of the holiday is much more meaningful and poignant," Maria Marrero, Editor-in-Chief, Siempre Mujer says. "It's a celebration of the life of those who have left us physically but are still with us spiritually. Siempre Mujer is delighted to be a part of an event that takes this traditional celebration to the next level while introducing it to a new audience, especially as the Latino population in America is growing more than ever."
The event is open to the public, with tickets available both online, at http://elmuseo.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos/, and at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to support El Museo del Barrio's arts initiatives.
Siempre Mujer is the official media partner of the event. Additional event partners include the Mexico Tourism Board and Veuve Clicquot, who will be serving champagne throughout the evening.
For more information, please visit http://siempremujer.com/evento/dia-de-muertos/.
About Siempre Mujer
Launched in 2005, Siempre Mujer is the only magazine written for, by and about the modern U.S. Hispanic woman who is actualizing her goal of success. With fresh, authentic and inspiring content, Siempre Mujer has become one of the leading Spanish language women's magazines and the Latina's source for the things she cares about most; beauty, style, fitness, fashion, art, culture, and career, helping her be the best woman she can be, a leader, a doer, and a role model. Siempre Mujer reaches 1.7 million readers every issue and has a guaranteed audited circulation of 550,000. Siempremujer.com provides the latest in beauty and fashion trends, and original editorial content about relationships, current events, celebrity news and entertainment.
About El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo's wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of Latino pride on New York's museum mile.
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