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Date:
November 17, 2022
Time:
All Day
Location:

Octavia Fellin Public Library
115 West Hill Ave.

Address:
115 West Hill Avenue
Gallup, NM 87301
Contact:
(505) 863-1291
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Community Día de Los Muertos Altar

Thursday, November 17, 2022


OFPL invites the local community to add photos, messages, and symbolic items to our Altar “Ofrenda” during the month. Honor loved ones who have passed with a community Día de Los Muertos Altar at the Main Library. 


Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient, Mexican and Mexican American holiday, with a historically rich tradition that integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs and is often celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. The celebrations are based on the belief that the souls of the ones gone can come back to this world on these days. 


The Altars also known as Ofrendas are the most prominent feature in the celebration because they show the souls the way to their home. Altars make the souls (animas) feel welcomed and show them they have not been forgotten. 


Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

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