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Public invited to Day of the Dead Celebration in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD, Wash., October 17, 2023—The public is invited to this FREE event on October 28 at the Lynnwood Event Center to celebrate the Day of the Dead, one of the most important Mexican holidays. Traditionally celebrated on November 1st or 2nd, it is a time for families to honor and celebrate their ancestors. People also dress as catrinas (skeletons) and write poems (often satirical) called calaveritas literarias (literary skulls).

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 12- 5:30 PM

Where: Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

This Day of the Dead celebration, organizing by the WAGRO (Washington-Guerrero) Foundation in collaboration with the Lynnwood Event Center, City of Lynnwood and The Fat Brush:Art Workshop features a contest of Altars, Catrinas, and Calaveritas Literarias and is calling for contestants. A panel of judges will determine the winners in each category for first, second and third place which include monetary prizes. This event is imperative due to the fact that it creates a special shared space for healing, comfort, and reflection. We invite you to contribute your own ofrenda to the Community Altar that will be exhibited at the front of the event entrance and we encourage attendees to place a photo or memento on the “Día de los Muertos” community altar.

Day of the Dead Celebration
Sylvia Rodriguez, winner of the Catrina contest on October 29, 2022. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

This year’s event will feature art, music, food, raffles, competitions, and kid’s activities. Music will feature by renowned Northwest Orchestra Director and Conductor Paula Madrigal and the Yolihuani Aztec Dancers. 

Everyone in the community, regardless of background, is welcomed to honor a lost family member, friend, pet or even a historical figure who is important to you.

Those interested in participating must apply no later than October 25th by emailing

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

Day of the Dead Celebration
Day of the Dead Celebration

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