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Día de los Muertos Interactive Altar Workshop

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 2:00 AM - 3:30 AM

People remember their loved ones who have passed in different ways; maybe it's through keeping a photograph of them on their desk, or playing their favorite song, or placing flowers on their grave. For those who celebrate Día de los Muertos, constructing ofrendas (altars) help celebrate the legacies of family, friends, and ancestors. The personalities of deceased individuals blend with longstanding traditions, and items such as cempasúchil (marigolds), velas (candles), calaveras (skulls), favorite food, and personal effects of the dead are included in ofrendas. Ofrenda construction bring people together to remember the joy, humor, and impact their loved ones brought to the world. Want to learn more about the history and practice of Día de los Muertos altars? Join the Idaho State Museum and instructors Ana Maria Schachtell and Fonda Portales for an interactive Altar Workshop on Wednesday, October 27th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring a small item that represents a loved one to include on the workshop altar. Admission is free and open to the public, register at: Face coverings are required for all public and educational programs in the Classroom and Idaho Room regardless of vaccination status. Events when food and drink are served attendees may remove masks while seated and actively eating or drinking.

Cost: Free with registration

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610 N. Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702

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