Casa Circulo Cultural in association with the Redwood City Public and the San Mateo County Historic Museum will host the celebration.
“Day of the Dead”, November 6th, 2016 4:30 PM. in Downtown Redwood City to raise funds for the organizations.
Welcome speech and procession at 6:30 pm with San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum, Redwood City Mayor, John Sivers and San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolaños.
The celebration will include music, kids activities, traditional food, vendors and altars contest at the San Mateo County History Museum. Procession, music and crafts will be FREE activities for children.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on November 1th and 2nd. On these days, Mexican families go to the cemetery, visit the graves of their relatives, clean and maybe paint the grave, put flowers (marigold or wonders) and light candles.
Also at home, Mexican families make special altars dedicated to dead relatives. The altars range from very simple to some that are very elaborate. They are often full of
objects giving life to their dead relatives, including food and favorite drink. The altars dedicated to the souls of dead children include toys, candy and other goodies.