Dia de los Muertos...
or The Day of the Dead celebration is often misunderstood. What might seem like a sad or morbid occasion is, in actuality, a colorful festival of joy that celebrates the lives of departed loved ones.
The holiday is celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. It is believed that on these days, the spirits of the dead are allowed to visit the living. In most villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, flowers, foods, folk art skeletons, and sugar skulls (calaveras). These items are intended to help the living remember the departed and to welcome the spirits back for their annual visit.
Please join us at our Nora location...
on October 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. as we discuss Dia de los Muertos traditions while you learn how to make and decorate your own sugar skulls to take home.
NOTE: This event sold out three times last year, so book your spot early! The cost is only $10 per skull, prepaid by credit card to hold your seat. (You may be able to make more than one skull in the time allotted.) All supplies are included. No particular skill or experience is required, but the suggested age range is 12 - 99.
Space is limited to 10 participants. Please call the store to reserve your seat: 317.569.0670.