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Opening Reception: Day of the Dead Ofrendas
October 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
We invite you to join us for a very special Reception – Day of the Dead Ofrendas, on Friday, October 28th from 5-7pm.
This reception is FREE and open to the public!
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day to celebrate, remember, and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day 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 cemazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.
Our Día de Los Muertos Ofrendas exhibit will feature installations from The Mexican Consulate, University School of Milwaukee and other schools and local artists!
Make sure to join us for the Day of the Dead Concert beginning at 7:30pm featuring Son Rompe Pera!