The first workshop for Mexican Day of the Dead occured on Tuesday, October 11. The workshop was taught by Alejandra Resendiz at Puente’s Learning Center. Participants watched a video about Dia de Muertos to learn more about the holiday. They then made sugar skulls. There will be three more working sessions before the final presentation of the work on November 3rd at the Pescadero Grown farmer’s market. A community altar will be built at the market and all are encouraged to bring remembrances of loved ones.
Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) andAll Souls’ Day (November 2). 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.
The program is funded by the San Francisco Foundation Faiths Project.