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Build Your Own Ofrenda!
Build Your Own Ofrenda!
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Build Your Own Ofrenda!

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Fall is approaching and it's bringing with it the fall holidays. The newest addition to our holiday festivities includes the Day of the Dead, a Mexican millenary celebration. With roots in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, this celebration of life comes to us from our Mexican neighbors south of the border. We are all too familiar with the bright colors, images of skulls, songs and references to the Disney movie Coco, all of which is associated with the Day of the Dead; but what does it all mean? How can we all join in on the celebration without the fear of carrying out cultural violations or appropriations?

Napoleon Buenrostro, a Boulder City local, will lead the altar-building workshop. He has made language and culture his life and his career. Being of Mexican descent, Napoleon has a deep understanding of the importance of bridging the cultural gap between both cultures at hand. Napoleon wrote and produced a mini documentary video on the topic at hand, it is free and posted on YouTube, worth visiting as a precursor to the workshop: Calaveritas: Day of the Dead 2020.

Join Cards O'Glee in a fun and informative workshop on how to build a Day of the Dead altar at home. We will all build a collective altar together. With the skills and knowledge provided, at home you will be able to build an altar to your liking, whether it be modest or ostentatious. Feel free to bring a copy of a picture of your deceased loved one(s) to honor them in our celebration of life (you may leave the copy of the picture or take it back with you). Bring your questions and observations without the fear of being shamed or of inappropriate adoption or representation of the customs and culture. Let's have fun and celebrate our current life and our after-life.