On Thursday November 3th the final altar for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) debuted at the Pescadero Grown Community Farmer’s Market. Puente served Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead), and hot chocolate.
The altar was made by 20 participants of the Dia de Muertos workshops coordinated by Alejandra Resendiz. The workshops were spread out in 4 sessions throughout the month of October. On the first session participants learned about the Day of the Dead traditions. On the second session they made the sugar skulls, on the third session they painted cups and cut paper (papel picado). The Pan de Muerto and the paper flowers were made on the last session. (watch a video of participants making the bread here http://mypuente.org/?p=2184)
The final altar was decorated with personal memorials such as pictures, poems and photographs by the participants and members of the community.