In collaboration with the City of Oakley and the Oakley Library we will host the Día de los Muertos Celebration virtually this year, to showcase how different regions of Mexico continue to honor this 3,000 year old tradition.
As we all have to adapt because of the COVID-19, this year’s celebration will consist of two virtual workshops to create authentic Día de los Muertos decorations, a face painting tutorial guided by the Oakley Youth Advisory Council, a tissue flower making tutorial by the Oakley Library and a Community Ofrenda created by artist incubator “Manos Creativas.”A traditional ofrenda is a common piece of this celebration as it serves as an altar to remember and honor the memory of their ancestors.
We want to invite all Oakley residents to be part of our themed Community Ofrenda, “Tree of Life, Tree of Our Community,” and honor their loved ones that have passed away. If you would like your loved one to be included in the Community Ofrenda, please send their picture and name to Lourdes@youmeweoakley.org
We also are inviting all to create their own ofrenda and share it with our community by tagging us on Facebook.com/YMWOakley.
To register for the free virtual workshops and tutorials please register at https://tiny.cc/DiadelosMuertos before Monday, October 26th. Supplies are included!