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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a ritual celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of the United States on November 1st & 2nd. In this video you will see how others deal with pain, loss, sadness and begin to understand how this ritual helps you honor & celebrate your loved ones life. We hold on to that last moment of death / life. But really their life was much more – and they are important to you.
You’re invited to participate in our 10th Annual Dia de Los Muertos workshop. Saturday, October 31st,
10:00a-12:30p in Houston, Texas.
Space is limited to 12 participants.
Learn the Mexican customs and beliefs around the celebrating death and loss of loved ones, pets, parts of self, and create your own ‘ofrenda’. An amazing way to experience grief and loss.
Work in a professional art studio.
All art materials are included. Enjoy Mexican Pan de Muerto and Mexican Hot Chocolate. Personal items are suggested for your ‘ofrenda’.
Day of the Dead ritual honors the dead by maintaining the basic principles of the Aztec peoples, such as the use of wooden skull masks called calacas and a dance in honor of their deceased relatives. The wooden skulls are also placed on altars that are dedicated to the dead. Sugar skulls are made for the family. The skulls were used to symbolize death and rebirth. Special bread is baked in the shape of skull and crossbones and eaten by a relatives or friends. Marigolds, incense, and candles light the path for our loved ones to come and visit us on this special day.