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Dia de los Muertos Presentation

10/20/2019 5:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

“Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.”
-National Geographic

Join us to learn about this holiday and the traditions surrounding it. The evening will be kid friendly, although they may spend more time in the kids area than they do listening to the presentation! Plan for a slightly longer evening than normal, as presentations tend to take longer than some of our other activities.

Please bring a dish and/or beverage to share in our potluck feast. All dishes, utensils and drinking water are provided at the River Hall. The evening will be kid friendly.

Monetary donations are always appreciated to offset general costs but gifts of toilet paper, tarps and hp laserjet print cartridges (cf283A) are also welcome! Donations of time toward the upkeep and care of our Hall and Sanctuary are also appreciated.

Remember to park on Swallow Road, not in the cul-de-sac. Thank you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Council. Blessings!