Dia de los Muertos focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.
We will create an altar where you can place photos, flowers and treats your departed loved ones enjoyed. In lieu of sugar skulls, we will be decorating cardboard skulls. The one voted most creative will be awarded a special prize. Celebrate with seasonal drink specials and sugary treats. Wednesday evening we will be crafting flower head wreaths. The winning "sugar skull" will be chosen at midnight.