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Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead

The History Museum will join with Circulo Cultural and the Redwood City Public Library to present a Day of the Dead celebration. All activities are free. On Courthouse Square, just in front of the Museum, there will be music, traditional food and a processional (7 p.m.). Within the Museum will be kid’s crafts (from 5:00-8:30 p.m.) and a Festival of Altars (from 5:00-8:30 p.m.).

Craft Activities

Craft activities from 5:00-8:30 p.m.:
  • Decorate a calavera. This representation of a human skull is made from either sugar or clay.
  • Make a Catrina or paper skelton.
  • Create paper flowers like those used to decorate altars or graves on Día de los Muertos.
  • Design papel picado by cutting paper into elaborate designs.

Festival of the Altars

Community members will create the Festival of Altars in Courtroom A. The altars traditionally salute family members who have passed and include some simple and some elaborate creations. They are often full of objects giving life to dead adult relatives, including food and drink. Altars dedicated to dead children include toys, candies and other goodies.

Those that miss the Day of the Dead celebration will still be able to see the altars during the week. On Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11, the altars will still be on display. Regular admission charges apply ($6 for adults, $4 for children, free for kids under five).
Sunday, November 6, 2016
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Last admission at 8:15 p.m.
History Museum
Free Admission
All Activities
The History Museum will join with Circulo Cultural and the Redwood City Public Library to present a Día de los Muertos celebration. Click here for more information on the outside activities.
Click here for event flyer.
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For more information, call 650.299.0104 or email us.