Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us! November 2, 4-7 pm, we host music, art making and a feast: posole, prune pies, hot chocolate, pan de muerto, and more! Bring a dish to share, perhaps a favorite of someone being remembered. Participants can bring photos of loved ones or objects to add to a community altar. The Questa Stories Project will be present and available to record community members’ remembrances of loved-ones, if families choose to share (QuestaStories.org).
There will be much to do and feast upon, and music to enjoy. Michael Rael will play into the evening starting around feast time, about 5:30pm. A key aspect of the evening will be art making and sharing in a supportive and festive environment. Participants can make sugar skulls, paper marigolds, and other art; supplies and instructions are provided.
The essence of Dia de los Muertos is to honor loved ones with celebration and meaningful actions. This ritual offers a container for feelings of sorrow at the death of our beloveds. And by treating the eventuality with honesty and even humor, we recognize we are all sojourners; some are simply further ahead.
This collaborative event is coordinated by Gaea McGahee (LaSalaQuesta.com) and Claire Coté (LeapSite.org) with help from Dava McGahee (DavaCulturalLegacy.com), and many from Questa and surrounding communities.