This year celebrate the lives of your deceased loved ones and other people you’ve admired, or the many people we’ve lost this year, by remembering and honoring their life in a special way. Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that takes place on November 1 and 2, where communities and families come together to honor the lives of the dead through celebrations, building ofrendas, preparing favorite foods, music and more. Celebrations vary throughout regions and homes, but it is a beautiful way remember those we’ve lost and celebrate who they were, by welcoming their spirits back to visit for one night.
We’ve gathered some resources for learning about and celebrating this important holiday at home with your loved ones.
Events, Crafts & Ideas to Celebrate:
- Make a nicho box and/or flower crown with Ms. Alicia:
- San Jose Museum of Art Día de los Muertos Celebration on October 29
- Avenida de Altares: A Day of the Dead Celebration at the Mexican Heritage Plaza on October 29
- Day of the Dead Celebration at Redwood City Courthouse Square on November 6
- Día de Los Muertos: A Holiday to Celebrate Life With Your Family
- DIY Papel Picado: Make Cut Paper Banners for Day of the Dead
- How to Make a Day of the Dead Altar
- Read This Before Doing Sugar Skull Makeup
- Sugar Skull Making Instructions
- Find many craft ideas on our “Celebrating Cultures” Pinterest board
Come see our altars at Children's and Mitchell Park Libraries this month!
We hope you enjoy this year's celebration. Tag @paloaltolibrary on your Instagram posts!
-RuthAnn Garcia, Library Services Manager, Mitchell Park Library | Follow @garciaru on Bibliocommons