Day of the Dead Route 91 Altar
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday observed on November 1 and 2 throughout Latin America, but mostly in Mexico. It is a celebration of the lives of people we loved who have passed away.
One of the most common traditions during this time is the altars (ofrendas/altares de muertos); this is a tradition originating with the Aztecs as they believed that souls continuously live and enter different realms. The altar is presented in order to commemorate the souls of loved ones and let them know that they are not forgotten and will always be welcome back home.
This November, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will be presenting an altar to honor the lives of our Route 91 angels at the 20th Life in Death Festival held on November 1 and 2 at the Winchester Cultural Center and Park, located at 3130 McLeod Dr.
Admission is free but there will be traditional food and craft vendors. If you would like to, you are more than welcome to bring a special item to be put on the altar.*
We invite you and your family to join us during this remembrance event for the loved ones we lost on October 1, 2017, and to view the other altars that will be displayed. The Winchester Cultural Center will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2.
*There will be someone present at the altar from 5 to 9 p.m. but we cannot be responsible for the items brought. We will do our best to make sure that what you bring is kept safe and returned back to you.