Painting your entire face to resemble a skull is a common Day of the Dead tradition. The Grand Rapids Public Library will offer face painting at our Día de los Muertos Celebration this Saturday November 3, 2012 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the Main library. We will be painting full-faced calaveras (skulls) on anyone that would like it. Also, we will have small Day of the Dead themed face paintings available for children.
Many people are concerned that it may look scary and sometimes it can. The face painters we have will be consciousness of the children attending the program. These face paintings are used to express embracing, accepting, and overcoming any fear of death. Masks of skulls are decorated for this same reason. Often, groups of people will gather and walk the streets with their faces painted to celebrate the life and death of loved ones. Please come and help us celebrate Día de los Muertos by viewing altars, getting your face painted, or bringing in your children for our sugar skull crafts.
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