Day of the Dead Altar

Would you  be interested in creating a traditional Mexican Día de los Muertos altar? The purpose of the altars is to honor those who have passed.  Here’s the info sent to our club from Cynthia Garcia; contact her at Cynthia.garcia@frontrange.edu by October 29th.

Día de los Muertos is a celebration in Mexico that can be traced back to its indigenous cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. Día de los Muertos is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. In most regions of Mexico, November 1st is to honor infants and children and November 2nd is to honor adults. Men, women and children of all ages honor and celebrate their loved ones who have passed away.

An important piece to Día de los Muertos are the altars. People go to cemeteries to be with the souls of their loved ones who have passed away and build altars containing their favorite foods and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia, of their loved ones who have passed away.

Let me know if you would like a table to make an altar.

Join the Latino Club in celebrating Día de los Muertos on Wednesday, October 30th from 12-2 in the community room.

If you have questions or need more information about how to create an altar please contact Cynthia Garcia at Cynthia.garcia@frontrange.edu by October 29th.

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