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Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos

Day of the Dead dancersDay of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico and throughout Latin America around All Saints Day; October 31, and November 1 – 2.

Join us for the Library’s Celebration of Day of the Dead on Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Activities include:

  • 10:30 am – Movie showing: The Book of Life in English
  • 12-4 pm – Decorate sugar skulls and make Catrina headbands
  • 12–2 pm – Calavera-themed face painting
  • 1 pm – Ballet Folklórico performance
  • 1:30 pm – Catrina Contest. Parade your best Catrina  for all to see! We’ll have prizes for best costumes.
  • 2:30 pm – Movie showing: The Book of Life in Spanish
  • Altars made by Lafayette community members will be on display all day throughout the library; the exhibit continues through November 9. Find out more on the significance of Día de Muertos altars, and read on for more background on the holiday.

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