Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sugar Skull Decorating Craft

Sugar Skullfor Día de los Muertos

Main Library
145 Washington Street
Monday, November 1st
4:00-5:00 p.m.

No registration is necessary and families are invited to take part. All supplies will be provided.

This traditional craft is a part of celebrations featured in Mexico and by Mexican Americans throughout the United States. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Image courtesy of Nathaniel C. Sheetz.

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