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Día de los Muertos Ofrendas

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Join us and view an array of ofrendas from local and regional artists, as well as community members.

*Opening reception: Friday, November 1 – 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. – free and open to the public!

Día de los Muertos (the 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.

It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

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.

 

Details

Start:
October 23 @ 9:00 am
End:
November 22 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2339253839650631/?event_time_id=2339253846317297

Organizer

Latino Arts, Inc.
Phone:
414-384-3100
Email:
info@latinoartsinc.org
Website:
www.latinoartsinc.org

Latino Arts, Inc.

1028 South 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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414-384-3100
https://www.latinoartsinc.org
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