Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead – Ofrenda Exhibition
November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The eighth annual Day of the Dead event, organized by Casa Azul of Greensboro, will take place on Friday, November 2nd at the Center for Visual Artists at the Greensboro Cultural Center.
The Offerings exhibition will remain open until November 16th from Tuesday to Friday, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Saturdays from 12:00 to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For group visits contact the CVA.
Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of life throughout Mexico and among those of Mexican heritage in the United States. It is a family time for remembrance and honoring of loved ones who have passed.
Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead is a multi-day holiday focused on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Pan de muerto, or sweet rolls, and sugar skulls are hallmarks of the celebration.
During this time, families often visit the graves of loved ones to pull weeds, clean any debris and re-decorate the resting place of their loved ones. Often candles, flowers and the favorite foods of the deceased are placed on the grave and the family visits, eats, sings and tells favorite stories about those who have passed.
These traditions of remembering our departed loved ones are not unlike Memorial Day or Decoration Day, as it may be called in some areas, celebrated in the United States. Día de Muertos is a wonderful event for imparting the knowledge that death is an essential part of the human experience.
Reglas Generales Para La Creación De Ofrendas