DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION ~ COMMUNITY MULTICULTURAL EVENT
WAGRO (Washington-Guerrero) Foundation, in partnership with the City of Lynnwood, is excited to host the annual El Dia de Meurtos on Saturday, October 26th.
El Dia de Meurtos – known as The Day of the Dead – is one of the most important Mexican holidays. Normally celebrated on November 1 or 2, it is a time for families to honor their departed by creating altars and offering them flowers, food and drink. People also dress as catrinas (skeletons) and write poems (often satirical) called calaveritas literarias (literary skulls).
This year’s event will feature art, music, food, raffles, competitions, and kid’s activities. Artist Blanca Vasquez will be instructing on how to create paper flowers.
A special community altar will be created with an invitation to attendees to bring their own memento to add to the altar to remember a loved one such as a photograph, flower, candle (battery-operated), or toy.
FREE and Open to the Public
DAY OF THE DEAD CONTEST
This Day of the Dead celebration, sponsored by the WAGRO (Washington-Guerrero) Foundation, features a contest of Altars, Catrinas, and Calaveritas Literarias is open and is calling for contestants. A jury will determine the winners in each category and the first, second and third prizes have a monetary award.