JOIN US TO CELEBRATE EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CEREMONY ON NOVEMBER 7th!
El Día de los Muertos is an indigenous tradition dedicated to honoring our ancestors and those individuals who have passed on. Instituto Familiar de la Raza invites the community to celebrate this special event with us. We will celebrate with a community procession, cultural arts workshops, Mexica danzantes, a spiritual ceremony, a community altar, food, and music. Through all of these festivities, we keep alive the spirits of those who have come before us and passed on.
Members of the community can bring flowers, candles, or photos of loved ones to contribute to the community altar. Cultural arts workshops will take place at IFR (2919 Mission Street) throughout the month of October. You are welcome to join us for the following dates and times:
On Wednesday, October 22, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, we will learn how to make these traditional tablecloths for the altar for “Dia de los Muertos.”
Calaveras de Azucar
On Friday, October 24, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, we will learn how to make and decorate your own sugar skulls.
Ceremony for Día de los Muertos
Friday, November 7th at 5:00 pm the procession will begin at Horace Mann Middle School (3351 23rd Street) and will end at Instituto Familiar de la Raza (2919 Mission Street). Join us and be a part of the ceremony for Día de los Muertos!