Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and goodies: all reasons why Halloween is one of America’s most loved holidays. As soon as the air turns crisp, Day of the Dead Festival Sugar Skullstalk of pumpkins, scary movies, costume choices, and candy fill the air. But then November first comes and brings the post-Halloween blues. You regret spending so much time and money on a costumer you’ll only wear once. The cable channels stop showing your favorite scary movies. Then the Jack-o-lanterns start to rot. And too soon, Christmas decorations go up. Soon, all you have left is the bad candy that no one wanted.

Fear not, All Hallow’s Eve lovers! Bare Hands Gallery‘s Dia de los Muertos festival Day of the Dead Costume Paradewill cure your blues. The Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, lasts from October 31rst to November 2nd. Over those three days, family and friends gather together. They pray for and remember family and friends who have died. Also, they help support their spiritual journey. These days aren’t all solemn, serious, or stuffy. Instead, families hold celebrations filled with food, drink, music, and wonderful decorations. In other words, it’s everything thing you could want or need in a holiday slump.

Day of the Dead in Birmingham SkullsThe Bare Hands Gallery’s a Dia de los Muertos festival takes place on November 2nd in Pepper Place. There, you can explore the ins and outs of this wonderful holiday. The Bare Hands gallery offers a class on how to make an altar on October the 12th, 18th and 25th for only $10. There will also be a parade, a Frida Kahlo ceremony, and the Corona Beer garden.You can find more information here. There are also details of how to dress and what to bring. So if you have a undying love for fall fun, check it out!

Text by Amber Pope