SBTHP presents the 13th annual Dia de los Muertos
celebration at Casa de la Guerra
October 10, 2013
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), with a free craft day and exhibition on Sunday, October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Casa de la Guerra in downtown Santa Barbara. Fun for the whole family—discover the fascinating history of this special holiday while making skeleton masks, decorating sugar skulls, creating tissue paper marigolds, making tin artwork and festive holiday prints. Enjoy traditional refreshments, including pan de los muertos (bread of the dead) and Mexican hot chocolate.
Día de los Muertos, an annual celebration to honor the spirits of deceased ancestors, is observed primarily in Mexico and other Latin American countries where it is a national holiday. With its mix of pre-Hispanic and Roman Catholic rituals, Day of the Dead is a wonderful example of the synthesis of cultures that has come to define Latin America, and in part, reflect the history of Santa Barbara. According to popular belief, on Dia de los Muertos the spirits of the dead return to commune with the living. Dedicated to remembering and honoring those that have passed before us, the celebration also focuses on the artistic expression of the living as families leave homemade offerings for these spirits and decorate the graves of departed family members.
Dia de los Muertos Craft Day
Sunday, October 27, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Casa de la Guerra, 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
For more information or (805) 965-0093
Celebrate Día de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” with a free family craft workshop at Casa de la Guerra in downtown Santa Barbara. Discover the fascinating history of this special holiday while making skeleton masks, decorating sugar skulls, designing traditional tissue paper marigolds and creating holiday prints and tin art. Traditional Día de los Muertos refreshments, including pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate, served.