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Honoring Loved Ones Together

 

Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and parts of the United States on or around November 2nd. On this holiday, people remember and honor their deceased loved ones.

It is a festive and colorful holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed on. People visit cemeteries to decorate the graves and to be in the presence of their deceased friends and family members. They also create Ofrendas in their homes in honor of those who have passed.

The day is a unique aspect of Mexican culture passed down through generations, beginning well before the arrival of Europeans.  UNESCO named the celebration as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2008.

Learn more about Day of the Dead.

 

Schedule of Events for the 7th Annual Día de Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Children’s Workshop

Greensboro Central Library

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:30 pm – 4:30 PM

Introduce children to this important tradition as they make sugar skulls, papel picado, colorful paper skulls, and other fun activities.

 

Main Events and Ofrenda Exhibition

Greensboro Central Library (219 N Church Street) and LeBauer Park

Friday, November 3, 2017

6:00 PM – Ofrenda Exhibition Opens, Nussbaum Room, Greensboro Public Library

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Cultural performances in LeBauer Park

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Ofrenda Exhibits on display

 


 

Ofrenda Guidelines

Reglas Generales Para La Creación de Ofrendas