Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons). Join us to learn how the Day of the Dead started and the traditions that make it unique. Day of the Dead may sound like a sad celebration, but it is actually a joyous occasion of remembering and celebrating loved ones who have died. For the people who celebrate the Day of the Dead festival (Dia de Muertos), it is viewed as just part of the cycle of life. We invite you to bring mementos and a photo of your departed loved one to the event for an opportunity to participate in the Ofrenda we are preparing. Ofrendas are altars with offerings for the loved ones that are being remembered. The elements of the ofrenda stem from this idea of celebration of death in life. In addition we will have free face painting in honor of the colorful Calaveras. We have Mariachi Mexicanisimo in attendance to serenade us throughout the evening as well as delicious refreshments of Pan Dulce for you to taste the sweetness of this beautiful celebration of legacy.