Day of the Dead Stamp Unveiling by the United States Postal Service
Centro Cultural Aztlan is delighted to announce that we have been selected to host the unveiling of the first ever Day of the Dead Stamp by the United States Postal Service.
The new stamps were designed and illustrated by artist Luis Fitch. Antonio Alcalá was the art director. The stamps are the first of their kind to be issued by the United States Postal Service to mark this annual cultural celebration. This is a great honor for Centro Cultural Aztlan, acknowledging our history as the first organization in San Antonio to celebrate this centuries-old tradition.
Please join us for this memorable occasion on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. in our gallery located at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103. Let’s celebrate our community, our heritage, and our cultural traditions!
Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to partner with the United States Postal Service for this historic and momentous occasion. As you may know, since 1977, Centro Cultural Aztlan has welcomed tourists and residents to take part in one of the biggest and oldest Dia de los Muertos celebrations in San Antonio, paying tribute to our ancestors and to this special tradition. In recent years, Dia de los Muertos has caught on in the United States as a festive and increasingly popular celebration for all ages.
In addition to the unveiling of the Day of Dead Stamp, attendees will have an opportunity to glimpse this year’s Dia de los Muertos Altares y Ofrendas exhibit installations, created by community members and local artists. They include: Hector Garza, Henry De Leon, Elizabeth Hernandez, The Negrete Family, and Don Nuñez.
These special edition stamps and postcards will be available for sale during the event.
Centro Cultural Aztlan was founded in 1977 with a vision to build upon the traditions of Chicano/a, Latino/a, and indigenous peoples by creating cultural programs that involve local artists and increase public awareness of their work. We continue to serve this mission today through our commitment to preserving and promoting Chicano/a, Latino/a, and indigenous arts and culture, and through our commitment to diversity, education, and promotion of local artists.