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Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
October 31, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Dìa de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Loved ones come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of the dead. The day is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. The library will host over 20 altars built by local residents who want to share the memory of their family and friends. Every altar is unique and taken together to create a fascinating portrait of what the citizens of Grand Rapids hold close to them. An explanation of each altar will be provided. A take-home craft activity will be available for children. Light refreshments will be served.