Day of the Dead Celebration to be Held in Tieton on Sunday
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated on Sunday, Oct. 26 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse in Tieton.
The festivities are a Latino tradition that honors the dead and at the same time celebrates life.
Organizers describe Dia de los Muertos this way:
Day of the Dead celebrations began in Central America, and have roots in indigenous and Catholic traditions. Sweet sugar skulls, bright colors, and bitter-smelling czempazuchitl (calendula) flowers evoke vibrant, ephemeral life and bitter, inevitable death--embracing both.
The celebration features arts and crafts activities including sandpainting by Oaxacan artist, Fulgencio Lazo, face painting, papel picado-paper craft; sugar skull cookie decorating, screen printing, guest poet Raul Sanchez, a music and slide show honoring Los Muertos and more.
The Mighty Tieton Warehouse is located at 608 Wisconsin Avenue in Tieton. Admission is free.