Día de Muertos
Day of the dead
Casa Circulo Cultural in association with the Redwood City Public and the San Mateo County Historic Museum will host the celebration of "Day of the Dead", November 6th, 2016 4:30 PM. in Downtown Redwood City to raise funds for the organizations.
Welcome speech and procession at 6:30 pm with San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum, Redwood City Mayor, John Sivers and San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolaños.
The celebration will include music, kids activities, traditional food, vendors and altars contest at the San Mateo County History Museum. Procession, music and crafts will be FREE activities for children.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on November 1th and 2nd. On these days, Mexican families go to the cemetery, visit the graves of their relatives, clean and maybe paint the grave, put flowers (marigold or wonders) and light candles.
Also at home, Mexican families make special altars dedicated to dead relatives. The altars range from very simple to some that are very elaborate. They are often full of
objects giving life to their dead relatives, including food and favorite drink. The altars dedicated to the souls of dead children include toys, candy and other goodies.
Festivals of altars
Create a Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altar at The San Mateo County History Museum
Casa Círculo Cultural,The Redwood City Library and The San Mateo County History Museum are inviting the community to build Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altars for their Altar Exhibit at the History Museum. Those interested in creating an altar should contact Lidia Hernández or Verónica Escámez (information below), no later than Monday, October 15. There is limited space available for altars, and entries are first come, first served.
The exhibit will run from Sunday, Novembert 6th through Friday, Nov. 11. On Sunday, Nov. 6th, there will be a traditional Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead Celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy the altars created by Redwood City residents, local craftspeople demonstrating and selling wares, a procession, Catrinas face painting, children's activities, music and food throughout the evening.
Making an altar for a loved one that has passed away can be a cathartic and healing experience that honors both the celebration of life and the grieving of death. If you would like to create a personal altar (3 x 6) please read guidelines below.
Altaristas Guidelines (altar artists):
Día de los Muertos is a unique and transformative community event and we are grateful for your collaboration and creativity. We thank you in advance for following these rules that were set up by the San Mateo County History Museum and Casa Circulo Cultural to ensure the success and sustainability of the event.
SET UP on 11/06: Begins and 8:00 AM. Please check in at the museum front desk when you arrive.
CLEAN UP on 11/11: Begins at 12:00 noon. You must remove your altars that day. The San Mateo County History Museum and Circulo Cultural are not responsible for anything left at the table after 12pm on 11/11. We will have garbage bags available for you.
FIRE: Only BATERY OPERATED candles are allowed. No fire dancing or fire arts are allowed at the museum.
Altars will be judged by a qualified panel of judges based on creativity, use of the elements and knowledge of traditions.
Contestants must bring all necessary materials for making their altar.
To be announced on November 6th. 6:30 PM
Redwood City's Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration is sponsored by Casa Circulo Cultural, Redwood City Library Foundation and The San Mateo County History Museum.
San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063
Casa Círculo Cultural in association with The Redwood City Library and The San Mateo County History Museum will host the first celebration of "Day of the Dead", November 2, 2014 in Downtown Redwood City to raise funds for our organizations.
During these difficult economic times, hundreds of individuals and families with children come to our organizations each week to get access to many of our classes and resources. We are pricipally concered with the education of the community’s children because we believe that a literate and well-informed child can achieve great success. As we know how important it is that our children learn and appreciate their Latin culture.
We need your help to continue to support the programs that help our community as well as encourage our families to continue with our Latin traditions.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on November 2n. On this day, Mexican families go to the cemetery, visit the graves of their relatives, clean and maybe paint the grave, put flowers (marigold or wonders) and light candles.
Also at home, Mexican families make special altars dedicated to dead relatives. The altars range from very simple to some that are very elaborate. They are often full of pleasure objects giving life to their dead relatives, including food and favorite drink. The altars dedicated to the souls of dead children include toys, candy and other goodies.
1757 East Bayshore Rd. # 23,
Redwood City, CA 94063
Attn. Day of the Dead Celebration
For more information contact:
Veronica Escamez (650) 346-8468
Day of the Dead is performed by Circulo Cultural
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