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Redwood City Public Library: Day of the Dead celebration

The History Museum will join with Circulo Cultural and the Redwood City Public Library to present a Day of the Dead celebration.

All activities are free.

On Courthouse Square, just in front of the Museum, there will be music, traditional food and a processional (7 p.m.). Within the Museum will be kid’s crafts (from 5:30-8:30 p.m.) and a Festival of Altars (from 5:30-9 p.m.).

Sunday, November 1, 2015
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Last admission at 8:45 p.m.
History Museum
Free Admission

Craft Activities

Craft activities from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Decorate a calavera. This representation of a human skull is made from either sugar or clay.
  • Make a Catrina or paper skelton.
  • Create paper flowers like those used to decorate altars or graves on Día de los Muertos.
  • Design papel picado by cutting paper into elaborate designs.

Festival of the Altars

Community members will create the Festival of Altars in Courtroom A. The altars traditionally salute family members who have passed and include some simple and some elaborate creations. They are often full of objects giving life to dead adult relatives, including food and drink. Altars dedicated to dead children include toys, candies and other goodies.

Those that miss the Day of the Dead celebration will still be able to see the altars during the week.

On Tuesday, November 3 through Friday, November 6, the altars will still be on display. While admission will be charged on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, ($6 for adults, $4 for children, free for kids under five), Friday is a free day as part of the Museum’s Free First Fridays program.
November 01 2015


Date: 11/01/2015
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Redwood City, CA United States

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