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Archived News Release from 2008

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Families Invited to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

**CANCELED DUE TO RAIN**

If you would still like to participate on a smaller scale, visit the Main Library tomorrow from 1:00-5:00pm for Skull Cookie Decorating and to view the Community Altar.

Redwood City Main Library
1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City 94063

Redwood City, CA - October 28, 2008 - Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is a joyful commemoration of ancestors and a celebration of the continuity of life, and this year a special event will be held Downtown on Saturday, November 1st from 3 pm to 8 pm.

The event begins at Courthouse Square with fun art activities, food, and altar decorating; then at 5 pm everyone can gather at the Downtown Library for a procession to the Courthouse Square for great live entertainment, art demonstrations, hands-on arts, food, dancing, fun, and music.

The Dia de los Muertos activities include:

  • Procession
  • School Mural Project (display on the Courthouse Square)
  • Community Altar Display
  • Marigolds Flower Decorating
  • Papel Picado Decoration Station
  • Food Vendors
  • Sugar Skull artist
  • Skull Cookie decorating
  • Aztec Dancers
  • Los Viejos Dancers
  • Music

The entire community is invited to join with friends, family, neighbors, and new friends at Redwood City’s beautiful new Courthouse Square for this exciting cultural event. This event is sponsored by Redwood City and its Public Library, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, and Civic Cultural Commission.         

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:
Chris Beth
Redwood City Parks Superintendent
650-780-7253

 

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