What is Day of the Dead?

GRPL altar

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2 is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. People build altars called an ofrenda (offering) at home and in cemeteries in remembrance of friends or relatives who have died. Altars contain objects that the deceased liked, for example their favorite drink or food and objects that were important to them.

To learn more about Day of the Dead, stop by the library to check out our resources or check out our webpage for more information.

Come to the Main Library during Thursday, October 31 – Sunday, November 3, 2013 to see the altars that members of the community have put together.

Día de los Muertos resources for children

Día de los Muertos resources for everyone




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