Día de los Muertos Altars




Are you interested in building an altar to honor a deceased loved one?



The wonderful thing about building an altar is that there is no wrong way to do it! Everyone is unique and different and so are the altars. Here are a few common offerings you can find on most altars:

  • Water
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Marigolds
  • Petate (reed carpet)
  • Bread
  • Cut paper banners
  • Belongings of the deceased
  • Pictures of the deceased

If you’re interested, please download an application today. Altars can be built on 10/30/13 and will be on display from 10/31/13-11/03/13.

Deadline for reserving space is Tuesday, October 1 at 6:00pm.

Returning application:

  • Email information or application to hhc@grpl.org
  • Drop off form at the desk of any Grand Rapids Public Library location
  • Mail form to: Grand Rapids Public Library, attn: Day of the Dead, 111 Library st. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Fax form to 616.988.5420

For more information about the our Day of the Dead program, please click here.

This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Please consider a gift today.

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