Dia de los Muertos
For the third year, the High Point Museum and the YWCA Latino Family Center have partnered for a Dia de los Muertos event. The event will be held Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. until noon at the High Point Museum. It is a hands-on learning experience and celebration of the Day of the Dead with altars, sugar skulls, kids activities, and a honoring of the loved ones that have passed away, a Latin American tradition brought to the High Point community by High Point families.
Come learn and experience the Latinx culture and view our community’s Dia de los Muertos altars and food offerings. Activities will include papel picado (paper decorations), paper flower making, storytelling, dancing, and face painting. Refreshments including sweet breads will be available. Language interpreters will be on site. The event is free and open to the public.
The Day of the Dead altars will be on display in the Museum October 29 – November 2. The altars are the most prominent feature in the celebration because they show the souls the way home. The altars make the souls (animas) feel welcome and show they have not been forgotten. Most altars feature photos, personal items, candles, food including candy and fruit, flowers, salt and religious elements.