Past Dates & Times
- Monday, Nov 1, 2021 7:00pm-9:00pm
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St
Join us in this roundtable and “craft table” discussion, as we explore the roots and history of this amazing cultural tradition. This special holiday is much more than just colorful masks, beautiful alters, sugar skulls, and the brightly colored marigolds.
Day of the Dead is a two-day holiday, which is often associated with All Saints Day or All Souls Day. This holiday commemorates and honors those who have passed away. We choose to honor and celebrate their lives through singing, dancing, decorating their tombstones, creating an alter with pictures of our loved one's past with flowers, or sugar skulls, and flowers (Marigolds). Also, both family and friends will often gather to pay their respects in a joyful celebration.
This event will include a “craft table” which will include a table where attendees can partake in creating traditional arts and crafts, which are common during this special holiday. Participants and attendees are encouraged to bring items to help us decorate our own alter, here at the museum, or they may choose to create an item at our craft table, in preparation for Friday’s altar unveiling.
This event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum.