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Altars, Ofrendas y Mas

Dia de los Muertos Art Workshop: Altars


As the annual Dia de los Muertos holiday approaches, the revelers and religious alike prepare to celebrate. In anticipation, organizers of the South Valley's annual Muertos y Marigolds parade have created a number of educational workshops to help members of the community understand the traditions and symbols associated with the holiday.

This Saturday, Oct. 17, visit Los Jardines Institute for "Altars: History, Traditions and Symbols" to learn about the offerings traditionally extended to the dead on colorful, elaborate altars, as well as the significance of calavera-style face painting and how to apply it. Attendees will leave the institute with ofrendas for their loved ones and maybe some pan dulce for themselves, too. The free workshop begins at 1 and ends at 4pm. Organizers simply ask that attendees RSVP on the event's Facebook page in advance. Los Jardines Institute • Sat Oct 17 • 1-4pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar