Day of the Dead Festival at Los Mangos Library Cultural Center
Paco Ojeda - Biblioteca Los Mangos
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October 24, 2017

Since pre-Hispanic times in Mexico, indigenous people have worshiped death and have conceived it as a duality of life, part of the cycle of nature.

When the conquerors arrived, the cult of death merged with the Catholic religion, giving rise to the tradition of Day of the Dead, which takes place on November 1 and 2 of each year.

The celebration of Day of the Dead varies from region to region, and from village to village. But all have a common principle: the family gathers to welcome the soul or souls of their loved ones, attracting them with altars in which offerings and some of their favorite objects or foods are placed. It is also common to visit the cemetery and arrange tombs, attend religious services, and sit at the table to share food, but above all remember loved ones with much nostalgia.

Los Mangos Library Cultural Center invites you to celebrate our traditions at this Day of the Dead festival to take place on Saturday, October 28 beginning at 7:00 pm.

This year, Los Mangos will dedicate their altar to Doctor Armando Sotelo Macias, a great man dedicated to working for education and culture.

In addition we will have the participation of the community of Los Mangos with activities such as dance, singing, music, an art show, storytelling, calaveritas, catrin and catrine contest and much more.

Remember that this event is for all ages, so come and enjoy it with your whole family.

For more information, telephone (322) 224-9966.

We hope you'll join us.

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