Free celebration of life and joy at GR Public Library

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Grand Rapids Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Loved ones come together to build altars that celebrate the life and memory of the dead. This is a time of celebration and joy, filled with talk and memories of those who have died. Altars from members of the community honoring family and friends will be on display. Every altar is unique and taken together they create a fascinating portrait of what citizens of Grand Rapids hold close to them. This event is totally free and open to the public.

Families are invited to learn more about the Day of the Dead holiday, explore the altars, decorate sugar skulls, have your face painted and do a craft. The day will include bilingual story times, live music from Cabildo, food from local restaurants, and Pan de Muerto provided by Panaderia Margo.

Día de los Muertos Family Day
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE