Join us at Tlaquepaque in Patio del Norte and Patio las Campanas on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 to make an offering at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos .
Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. A special spot in the home is customarily selected to put photographs, flowers, decorations, lit candles and the favorite food and drink of those who have passed away. This act of preparing an altar of offerings to the dead helps transform grief into acceptance.
In Arizona, the making of portable Ofrendas to be displayed for exhibition has become a form of contemporary cultural expression. Expand your knowledge of Día de los Muertos through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by joining us and making any personal offering for those special friends, family members or even special pets that might be missed.
This year we will be featuring the music of Maestro Drew Diego Bennett in Patio Del Las Campanas and also Eric Miller in Patio Del Norte! Both musicians will be performing from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 29th!
Free to the public.