Published on October 19, 2021
Join us 10/27 for a FREE, virtual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration featuring live and pre-recorded events including an altar-building workshop, traditional Mexican dances, reflections on grief, and more! Day of the Dead 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. Rituals are actions that can be meaningful and comforting. By publicly honoring someone who has died, we can mourn with others, creating a community of support while soothing the heartache of grief.
Scroll down for the details to sign up for our virtual altar-building workshop and for more in the community from our partners at Hispanic Family Foundation and Plaza Mariachi!
When: Wednesday, October 27, 6 – 7 p.m. CT
Where: Zoom, Register Here
What: Virtual altar-building workshop
We will walk you through the simple steps to create a cigar box “altar” to celebrate a loved one who has died. Altars typically include photos of the loved one/s, as well as objects representing their favorite things in life: food, drinks, books, flowers, etc. Free cigar boxes will be provided by Alive to participants in Middle Tennessee to pick-up at any of our 5 locations, or you may also use your own structure. To request a cigar box, call the GriefLine at 615-963-4732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are grateful to the Hispanic Family Foundation, Plaza Mariachi and the Baila program which contributed greatly to this effort!
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*We encourage our friends in the community to stay safe and wear a mask when attending in-person events.
About Hispanic Family Foundation
The mission of the Hispanic Family Foundation is to work through the platforms of— Economic, Education, Social Services, Advocacy and Culture—to provide programs that strengthen the Nashville Hispanic community. HFF advocates for all Latino families in Nashville and is committed to programs that improve their quality of life.
About Plaza Mariachi
Plaza Mariachi exists to celebrate cultural diversity. A gathering place for all ages and all backgrounds to experience and participate in the beauty of international expressions. Located only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville, Plaza Mariachi offers a unique blend of culture, art, music, entertainment, food, services and retail in one location. It begins with decor in the style of traditional marketplace streets from old Mexico and weaves Latin culture into a walk of history. You’ll hear Hispanic music, see Latin relics, discover old and new Mexico in food, fashion and so much more.