Make Your Very Own Sugar Skull... What?

 

couple day of the dead 

Photo Credit: Pristine Cartera Turkus

Los Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) is a holiday honoring the dead and is celebrated in much of the Spanish-speaking world, particularly in Mexico and parts of Central America, at the end of October and beginning of November.

To help commemorate this important holiday, traditional gifts and decorations from Mexico are on display in the glass cabinet in the Möbius lobby. I invite you to check out the sugar skulls and skeletons reveling in the afterlife.

In addition, some of our Spanish students have been busy making small sugar skulls that will be available for decoration next week. You are welcome to come and make your own sugar skull in the Möbius lobby Monday, Oct. 28, 9:30a-11:00a and 1:30p-2:30p, and on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11:30a-1:00p (while supplies last). This is a free event.

Lastly, there is a free Day of the Dead festival this weekend at the Seattle Center with dancing, music, food, crafts, a tapete (large sand painting) and traditional decorated altars honoring deceased loved ones.

If you are looking for a sun break, the town of Tieton in Central Washington is also holding a similar event this Sunday with a tapete made by Oaxacan artist Fulgencio Lazo.