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Day of the Dead at Alternatives

October 19, 2012

Day of the Dead / Dia de Los Muertos

At Alternatives

  • Day of the Dead handicrafts
  • Sugar Skull Decorating
  • Pan de Muerto (Dead Bread) for tasting
  • An Ofrenda
  • Fair Trade Coffee and Tea
  • Door Prizes and Drawings
  • A Slide Show and lots of Books

Thursday Nov 1 - 11-6 p.m.

Friday Nov 2 - 11-6 p.m.

Saturday Nov 3 - 11-6 p.m.

(Decorations will remain up through November 5th)

What is the significance of sugar skulls?

Decorating sugar skulls is a traditional folk art from Southern Mexico used to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Mounds of sugar skulls are sold in open air markets leading up to the holiday, and are decorated with icing, bright foil, colored sugar, and often the name of the departed. They are used to decorate home altars and cemeteries to honor departed loved ones.

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