November 4th, 5:30 PM – 8 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FAMILIES ARE WELCOME – This is all about community, beauty and love.
WHAT IS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS/DAY OF THE DEAD? It is as simple or deep as you would like to make it, but what it boils down to is that it is a beautiful Mexican tradition where we celebrate and honor the lives of our loved ones and ancestors who have passed on. Many all of over the U.S. have adopted this beautiful tradition and have found much healing in it. We do this by creating an offering table (Ofrenda) were we place Flowers, Photos, Poems/letters, creations, things that represent what you loved about them and that they loved in life. You are welcome to honor anyone who has passed on. Be creative, make it as artful as you’d like. When you arrive, we will meet on the McGuffey front lawn for some live music, Taqueria Mi Ranchito food truck will be available to nourish your appetite. Each person/family will be provided with a luminary bag to decorate for the Ofrenda. We will then have a procession to the community ofrenda where you may place your offerings for your loved ones and ancestors. If you wish to make an offering but cannot make it to the community celebration, please feel free to drop it off at the McGuffey front desk during open hours (For: Estela Knott) any time between Oct. 31st and Nov. 4th.