On Wednesday October 31st, those who volunteered to honor loved ones for our Day of the Dead celebration, prepared to build their altars. Some were elaborate and some were simple. All were beautiful and sentimental. It truly was amazing to be able to watch everyone put so much effort and emotion into each altar. So many stories behind every single one. Please take a moment to appreciate these altars, as well as anyone that you have loved that has passed away.
These and many more altars will be open to the public for viewing on Thursday November 1, Friday November 2, Saturday November 3 and until 4:00 pm on Sunday November 4.
The Grand Rapids Public Library will also have a Day of the Dead celebration for the whole family on Saturday, November 3 from 12:00pm-3:00pm. There will be face painting, crafts for kids, and light refreshments.