The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions associated with the holiday include creating altars decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. In Brazil, the holiday is known as Dia de Finados and is marked by visits to cemeteries and churches. In Spain, the day is marked by festivals and parades, graveside observances and prayer for dead loved ones.
In the past the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, has invited members of our community to either create their own Día de los Muertos altar or to bring photographs in honor of lost loved ones to the Museum on the day of the event to display on a Community Altar. Things may look a little different this year so Ashley will be introducing community members who will give a lesson on Altars and tell about the significance and meaning behind them. They will walk you through how to build one of your own at home. The night will include a chance to ask questions and comment and chat about this special holiday.