Join Us for Día de los Muertos!
Published on September 16, 2022
You’re invited! Alive is hosting a free Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration for the whole community.
We invite you to attend and/or create an altar to remember loved ones that you can use at home or display at the event at Center 615 on October 29.
Register here to:
+ Attend the FREE event
+ Participate in a virtual altar-building session
+ And/or display an altar
You can still display an altar at the event, even if you do not attend.
About Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is a family remembrance and religious tradition in Mexico that includes community celebration and bonding. Humorous portrayals of skeletons and death remind the living to make the most of their precious time together. Families build altars, cook and share traditional food to remember loved ones who have died. Learn more.
It’s easy to participate!
- Create an altar, individually or with a group, any way you like with your own materials
- Request a cigar box from Alive to make one in
What types of objects are traditional in an altar
Examples include a favorite small object of your loved one (book, trinket, etc.), packaging to represent their favorite food or drink, a photo, a letter you want to write to them, etc. Traditional elements include marigolds, paper flowers, and pan de muerto, a Mexican sweet bread. You may want to attach a note explaining the significance of your object.
When/where will this happen?
We are hosting a free Día de los Muertos community event at Center 615 in East Nashville and will display the altars there.
Why do we do it?
As a thought leader in end-of-life care and education, Alive believes Day of the Dead traditions are incredibly valuable for helping grievers and building community. We want to create more opportunities to learn and participate, thereby helping people reimagine death and grief and take part in a cultural exchange. We hope you will join us!