Uptown Blanco Art Center will host a Trick or Treat party and celebrate the Mexican cultural tradition of giving offerings or las ofrendas in honor of the deceased with a colorful traditional altar. The party will be on Friday, October 31st from 6-8:00pm with activities for the whole family. To enrich the cultural awareness of our children, the party will bring together Mexican and American culture with games, gifts, art, and ghost stories with Maggie Goodman, and of course, fun American traditions like apple bobbing, face painting, fortune telling, and a mad science lab.
Celebrated this time of year on November 1st and 2nd, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos began as an Aztec celebration. Originally celebrated in August, the festivities were presided over by a goddess known as Mictecacihuati, or “Lady of the Dead” who was believed to have died in childbirth. In their many failed attempts to quash the ritual, the Spaniards moved the celebration to coincide with All Saints Day and All Souls Day, as celebrated today. Mexican culture accepts death as a successful completion of a beautiful dream. The community is invited to celebrate relatives who have passed by bringing a picture, gift or token of remembrance for a loved one to place on the Dia de los Muertos altar. The altar will be up through November 2nd.
Come by Uptown Blanco Art Center during your Halloween evening for safe fun, entertainment, and celebrate a colorful Mexican tradition.