Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Folks from different cultures come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of their loved ones. The day is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have left us.
For the third year, the Ryerson Auditorium on Level 3 of the Main Library will be home to a community exhibit of altars built by local residents who want to share the memory of their family and friends. Every altar is unique and taken together they create a fascinating portrait of what the citizens of Grand Rapids hold close to them.
Altars will be installed on Wednesday, October 31 from 4:00 – 8:30 pm. They will be on exhibit during open hours on Thursday, November 1, Friday, November 2, Saturday, November 3 and until 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 4. Plan on bringing the whole family on Saturday, November 3 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm for light refreshments including pan de muerto and a sugar skull craft for kids.
Día de Los Muertos is funded by the Grand Rapids Library Foundation. Consider a donation today.