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Café con Arte: Day of the Dead Ofrendas
October 26, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am CDT
Join Latino Arts for a gallery tour of our Day of the Dead Ofrendas Exhibit while enjoying hot coffee and fresh churros!
Join us as our Managing Artistic Director, Jacobo Lovo, leads a gallery tour through our popular Day of the Dead Ofrendas exhibit! View both traditional and modern Ofrenda installations and learn more about the traditional and symbolism behind the holiday. This tour is offered both in English and Spanish!
English Tour: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Spanish Tour: 9:30 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
About the exhibit:
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember, and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.
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