The Redwood City Library Foundation and Circulo Cultural are pleased to invite you to join us as we celebrate "Day of the Dead - Día de los Muertos."
Friday, November 2, 2012
6 PM Welcome speech; Procession begins at 7 pm
Redwood City Downtown Library
1044 Middlefield Road
SPECIAL GUEST: Alicia Aguirre - Redwood City Mayor
As part of this celebration guest artist Luis Pinedo will display an art installation at the Redwood City Art Center located at 2625 Broadway Street on View from October 16th till Nov. 3rd.Attendees can enjoy the ceremonial altars created by Redwood City residents, local crafts people demonstrating and selling wares, a procession, catrinas face painting, children's activities, music and food throughout the evening. There will be several booth vendors of traditional Día De los Muertos food such as, hot chocolate, pan de muerto, tamales and more!
Día de los Muertos /Day of the Dead is a cultural event celebrated in the Latin American countries in commemoration and remembering of the loved ones who passed away and whose spirits visit the Earth once a year. On November 2, Mexican families go to the cemetery, visit the graves of their relatives, clean and sometimes paint the grave, place flowers and light candles. Also at home, Mexican families make special altars dedicated to dead relatives. The altars range from simple to very elaborate, often full of pleasure objects giving life to their dead relatives, including food and favorite drink. The altars dedicated to the souls of dead children include toys, candy and other goodies.
The Altar Exhibit will be at the Redwood City Main Library, from November 2 through Sunday, November 4.