It’s time to get Creative with Mia!!!!
We celebrate Day of the Dead ~ Dia de los Muertos with Art!
Join Mia for a unique Day of the Dead Traditional Mask Making Art Class on October 14th from 2-5PM… Don’t wait until the last minute… small class and limited seats… (ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT) NO DROP INS!! $30 Fee MUST BE PAID ONLINE IN ADVANCE and includes all supplies, demonstration and instructions. We will also have a LIVE Day of the Dead Face painting demonstration and a bag of freebies for each participant. Use the link below to reserve your kit/seat and join us for an afternoon of creativity and celebration. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns attending the class. SUGGESTED AGE IS 13 YEARS AND OLDER.
More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years. A ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate.
A ritual known today as Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.