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Public invited to Day of the Dead event in Lynnwood

Please join us for this celebration of Mexican culture!

The Day of the Dead is one of the most important Mexican holidays. Normally celebrated on November 1 or 2, it is a time for families to honor their departed by creating altars and offering them flowers, food and drink. People also dress as catrinas (skeletons) and write poems (often satirical) called calaveritas literarias (literary skulls).

This Day of the Dead celebration, sponsored by the WAGRO (Washington-Guerrero) Foundation and the City of Lynnwood, features a contest of Altars, Catrinas, and Calaveritas Literarias and is calling for contestants. A jury will determine the winners in each category and the first, second and third prizes have a monetary award.

This event is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 12-4 PM

Where: Lynnwood City Hall, 19100-44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Sponsors:

  • Conexion Contigo Radio
  • MAZATLAN RESTAURANT -Mountlake Terrace
  • Taqueria Puebla
  • Red Cork Bistro & Catering
  • The Fat Brush: Art workshop
  • Actitud Latina
  • The Lynnwood Food Bank
  • Community Transit
  • Community Foundation of Snohomish County
  • Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest
  • City of Lynnwood, WA – Government

Those interested in participating email wagrofoundation@gmail.com.

For questions or further information contact: Julieta Altamirano-Crosby at 206-850-2329

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