HMB Library Celebrates Day of the Dead, Saturday

By on Mon, October 27, 2008


On Saturday November 1 at 7:00PM the Half Moon Bay Library will host a very unique program to celebrate Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos.

Each year during the last week of October and the first week of November Mexican communities everywhere begin preparations for this marvelous event.  Homes and public places are decorated with symbols of the holiday including marigolds, skulls, skeletons, and food placed in colorful displays called Ofrendas.  Community Ofrendas will be built in the Library to invite ancestors and come and visit for the day.  There will also be Pan de Muertos, traditional baked treats, and Atole, a corn based drink for visitors to sample and enjoy.  A group of women from Pescadero will give a demonstration of sugar skull making.

The Half Moon Bay Library invites the entire community to join in celebration of this very special cultural event.  This program is open to all ages.  Admission is free.  For further information contact Armando Ramirez at 726-2316x231.