Thursday, November 5, 2009
Day of the Dead
The Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a time for family and friends to remember loved ones who have passed away. This past Monday GAAH and the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan teamed up to celebrate Day of the Dead on Grandville Avenue.
After school the children made papel picados (paper cutting) at the Cook Library Center and masks at the Cook Arts Center. The Hispanic Center hosted an evening event that included a performance by Grupo Tarasco and more mask making. Some 50 children painted colorful patterns and designs on their masks, many of which haunted the event the rest of the evening.