News

Pleasanton: Take part in Day of the Dead

Library offering exhibit space to honor loved ones

The Pleasanton Public Library is looking for 20 individuals or groups to pay homage to an ancestor by creating an "ofrenda" in his or her honor as part of a community celebration of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

An ofrenda is a type of altar with objects of a loved one who has died.

The Pleasanton celebration will be at the library's large meeting room rather than the cemetery, where it traditionally takes place in Mexico, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27, and 1-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

Applications for exhibit space, available on a first-come, first-served basis, are due by 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the library reference desk.

Ofrendas may include table coverings, photographs, artificial food, objects of personal significance, artwork, sugar skulls, decorations, toys and skeletons. No real food is allowed except fruit with a peel or unopened containers. The library will provide a 28-inch-by-60-inch table and six battery votive candles.

Besides the ofrendas on exhibit honoring loved ones, the celebration will include refreshments, performances, crafts, music and a photo booth. Those with ofrendas are encouraged to spend time at them to answer questions about the person being honored.

This is the library's fifth annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. It is free and open to the public.

What is democracy worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Premarital, Women Over 50 Do Get Married
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,215 views

Remaking Bishop Ranch Business Park into a mixed-use community
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 1,187 views

How Your Email Impacts College Admission Results!
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 435 views

 

Nominations due by Sept. 16

Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

Nomination form