Join us in celebrating Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos), a Mexican tradition to remember and honor the dead.
This year, Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1 and 2.
The Day of the Dead is a time to remember family and friends who have died. It is not a sad tradition, rather is it s a festive time to remember and honor the dead. Traditionally, families build and decorate altars in their homes for loved ones who have died. Day of the Dead altars have many traditional elements, including: candles, marigolds, photos, sugar skulls, water, food and cut paper decorations called papel picado.
Calaveras are brightly colored skulls made of sugar or ceramic. They are used to decorate Day of the Dead altars.
Y members who would like to decorate a paper skull in memory of a loved one can stop by the tables in the lobby between October 10 to 13. Or, take one home and decorate it on your own schedule! Skulls will be hung up around the Y for all to admire!