What do we celebrate on Día de los Muertos?
Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. It is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration. Day of the Dead (Día De Los Muertos) is a two day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods and join in the celebrations!*
What do we celebrate on Día de los Muertos? https://dayofthedead.holiday/*
Come check out the ofrenda at the Portland AFSCME Office
6025 E Burnside St.
October 31st – November 4th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
We encourage to bring pictures of your deceased loved ones to place on the altar.