175 McClellan Highway
Saturday, October 14 -Catrina Costumes
Saturday, October 21 -Altars
Friday, October 27 – Pan de Muerto (Bread baking)
Come learn and prepare for our October 29th Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade and Fiesta (Community Potluck). Participants will learn how to make an Altar, and how to create the Catrina Hat, also learn a dance to perform during the fiesta and how to make Pan de Muertos (special bread for the day of the dead).
The parade will start at 1 PM at the East Boston Savings Bank parking lot, 856 Bennington St. East Boston (Orient Hieghts Station of the Blue Line). Followed by the Fiesta from 2 to 4 PM.
Originating with the Aztecs, the Mexican Day of the Dead is a unique blend of Mesoamerican and Christian rituals. The holiday, which is celebrated on November 1, All Saints’ Day, is usually dedicated to children; November 2, All Souls’ Day, is dedicated to adults.
Traditions vary from region to region, but generally families gather at cemeteries to tend and decorate the graves of their departed loved ones and remember them by telling stories, eating their favorite foods, and dancing in their honor. Many families build altars at home, decorated with flowers and food, especially pan de muerto or “bread of the dead.” A festive and social occasion, the holiday welcomes the return of those who have died and recognizes the human cycle of life and death.
Venga a aprender y prepararse para nuestro desfile y Fiesta del Dia De los Muertos el 29 de octubre. Los participantes aprenderán cómo hacer un Altar, y cómo crear el Sombrero de Catrina, también aprenderán un baile para presentarlo durante la fiesta y tambien como hacer pan de muerto.
El desfile comenzara a la 1 PM en el estacionamiento del Banco East Boston Savings Bank en el 856 Bennington St. East Boston. cerca de la estacion Orient Hieghts de la linea azul del tren.
Altares – Sabado 14 de octubre
Disfraz de Catrina – Sabado 21 de octubre
Pan de Muerto – Viernes 27 de octubre