Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

 

 

Friday November 1st & Saturday November 2nd

Viernes 1 de Noviembre y Sabado 2 de Noviembre

8:00 am -10:00 pm

FREE ENTRY   Entrada Libre

You are invited to the celebration of a traditional Latin American holiday that combines pre-Colombian festivals and indigenous traditions with European rituals for honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at this same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

In homes, families arrange “ofrendas” or altars. Tables are covered with fruit, flowers, vegetables, bread, candy, candles, incense, photos of the deceased, papel picado (paper cut-outs) represent the sky. Marigold petals are sprinkled to create a path for the spirits to follow on their return.

Please feel free to bring photos of those who have passed over, along with mementos and flowers.

The hall will be open for the honoring of “Dia de los Angelitos” (remembering children who have died) on Friday , Nov 1 from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. Mirta will have Pozole and Mexican chocolate available for purchase in the kitchen. The West Marin Choir will be singing at 7:00 pm. 

On Saturday Nov. 2, Dia de los Muertos”, the BCC  will be open from 8:00 am  to 10:00 pm. This day is not a sad time, but one rather of remembering and rejoicing. Musicians are welcome. 

Please join us for any or all of the celebration you can. 

 Questions please call 868-2128 or email kateross@bocenter.org