Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramirez
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Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9am – 4pm iCal
The Art Center
1803 North 7th Street
Grand Junction CO 81501
Celebrating Dia de los Muertos
with Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramirez
Saturday, November 2, 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $80 Members / $115 Non-members
Membership discount registration deadline is October 22
Materials list available on the website.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Colorado Mesa University Spanish Professor, Mayela Vallejos-Ramirez will provide information on this wonderful holiday tradition and students will create their own mini-alters with poems, sugar skulls, marionettes, and other traditional craft items.