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Courthouse Docket

Dia de los Muertos

On Saturday, October 1 at 1 p.m. the Courthouse Docket continues as Tammie Pereira and Carol Barragan from Casa Circulo Cultural give a presentation describing the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos and all of its' traditions. After the program visit the Museum's exhibit, Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County to view an ofrenda (or offering) created by members of Casa Circulo Cultural.

On Dia de los Muertos, celebrated on November 2, people from Mexico and other Latin American countries honor the memories of their deceased loved ones. The celebration is filled with special foods, decorations and visits to the cemetery to clean and decorate family graves and to enjoy a picnic nearby. Home ofrendas are often built to honor the deceased. They traditionally are decorated with candles, photographs, flowers, foods and objects that were special to the loved one.

Casa Circulo Cultural's mission is to provide creative, educational, and recreational opportunities for the Hispanic families in the San Francisco Bay Area, while promoting Hispanic art, culture, and traditions. Teamwork and social responsibility are emphasized throughout the programs and family bonds are strengthened. Art, music, dance, literacy, and other classes are taught in Spanish to help Hispanic students immersed in English culture become truly bilingual and connected to the culture of their parents and grandparents. Families not only learn traditional Hispanic arts, they showcase those arts to the public, participating in plays and festivals including performing with the San Francisco Symphony.

Next on the Docket

Saturday, December 3: Ring in the Holidays with the SFSU Handbell Choir
Saturday, January 28: The 1918 Flu Epidemic presented by Diane Rooney

The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum's Historic Courthroom A. The Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
1 p.m.
History Museum, Courtroom A
Free with museum admission
$6 for adults, $4 for seniors
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