october, 2019

25oct7:00 pm8:30 pmDay of the Dead: A Mexican Celebration of Death

Event Details

Join us to celebrate Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration in remembrance of family and friends who have passed away. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about this cultural celebration, taste Day of the Dead’s bread, see an altar, and have hands-on experience creating Linocut prints from one of Jose Guadalupe Posada’s (Mexico’s most illustrious illustrator, from the end of the 1800) skull illustrations.

The Day of the Dead – or Día de Muertos – is a holiday celebrated in Mexico every year. Beginning on October 31st and running until November 2nd, the holiday encourages families to come together and remember those who they have lost. It is a time for prayer, celebration and spiritual journeys over beautifully decorated altars called ofrendas. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.

Free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Registration required.

Questions? Contact Shideh Taleban at staleban@cnv.org.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


North Vancouver City Library

North Vancouver City Library, 120 14th St West, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1N9

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