We invite you to join us for a multi-day celebration honoring the Latin American tradition of Dia de Los Muertos!
Dia de Los Muertos Altar Building @ the Confluence Center Tuesday, October 31 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Event Description: Join us to witness the creation of a traditional and culturally representative altar to honor the sacred rite of Dia de los Muertos in Latin America. This event will demonstrate and share time-honored altar building practices from Colima, Mexico, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Antigua, Guatemala. This altar (ofrenda) will be constructed in the back alley behind the Confluence Center at 119 W Main. A group of Latin American welcomes everyone to witness the process and learn about the cultural significance of altars and Latin American Dia de los Muertos traditions. The altar-building process will continue during regular work hours, feel free to stop by any time. Let’s come together and celebrate the diversity of our community by learning and appreciating the rich cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos in Latin America. We hope to see you there!
Community Altar Participation @ the Confluence Center Wednesday, November 1 – Thursday, November 2 All day to 6:00 pm Event Description: Stop by the community altar anytime on November 1st and 2nd. We invite you to bring pictures of your loved ones or pets that have passed, to place on the altar.
Dia de los Muertos @ the Confluence Center Thursday, November 2 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Event Description: Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Latin American remembrance that honors those who have passed. We will have a number of different activities to honor the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Our Mexican friends and neighbors are offering free face painting from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Confluence Center. This is a great opportunity for kids and adults to gather together while learning more about this special tradition. In some Latin American countries, face painting is a common activity during these days, and we’re excited to offer it to our community. At 5:30 pm, we will have an educational presentation explaining the cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos by a Guatemalan. We will also have food and non-alcoholic drinks available to keep the spirits high and the energy flowing. This lively cultural experience is open to all and is a unique opportunity to showcase how alleys can be transformed into special spaces.
First Friday Celebration @ the Confluence Center Friday, November 3 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Event Description: Join us for the First Friday celebration on November 3! We are excited to showcase the community-built altar and have a gathering at the Headwaters parking lot. Come inside and enjoy some beautiful art on display while we offer you some delicious refreshments.
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