Contributed By: Jene Watson
On Wednesday, November 1 from 6:00 to 7:30, the Peachtree Corners Branch in conjunction with local food science educator, Dichos de la Casa and Chicas of Pinckneyville Middle School will host a host a program to explore Dias de los Muertos.
During the program, visitors will learn the meaning of symbols like costumed skeletons, spiced breads, marigolds and monarch butterflies. The public is invited to bring photos and mementos of departed loved ones to put on the library’s community altar which will be on view through November 11, Veteran’s Day. Days of the Dead is a family feast where the living take time to remember the departed. Celebrated throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, it has ties to All Soul’s Day and All Saints Day of the Catholic church as well as the observances of indigenous cultures of the Americas.
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