Día de los Muertos
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Join us for a special celebration of Latin American culture, with all day family-friendly events including live music and dance, a Mexican Market and calavera (skull) face painting, chocolate and clay workshops!
Do you know why Latin American cultures celebrate death? Join us in a conversation lead by Mayan culture expert Nana Maria (Chiqui), about life cycles, death and the meaning of dying in Latin American cultures.
Together we will build an ofrendas, Spanish for offering, an essential part of these celebrations, built to remember and honour the memory of passed loved ones. We encourage you to bring your own offerings, including flowers, photos and mementos.
We all love Mexican and Latin American food, especially as the weather gets cold and we want to spice up those winter blues with some tamales, carnitas, churros, nopales and salsa picante. Drop by el Mercado (the market) and celebrate latin food culture made with local ingredients.
Plus all the vendors from the Sunday Marché!
Do you know the energy of your birthday? Learn about your Nagual energy and your role in the Mayan calendar, with Mayan time keeper and cultural expert, Nana Maria (Chiqui).
Just Clay | 1–3pm | Clay Works Studio
Visit Pottery Road Collective in the Clay Works Studio and create your own set of skull beads or mask.
Chocolate Skull Workshop | 1:30–2:30pm | Fido Classroom
Join ChocoSol for a unique, cultural and hands-on chocolate skull making workshop! Learn the secrets of melting and pouring chocolate into molds to create your very own chocolate skulls to take home. Our chocolatiers will also engage you in a lively and educational discussion about chocolate, Día de los Muertos, and the Mayan culture that inspires our methods.
Registration: Contact Marina Queirolo at email@example.com, or call 416-596-1495 x231.
Kite Making | noon–3pm
Create miniature kites to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed on.When we fly our kites we can be rest assured their souls will be lifted high into the sky!
Drop by our face-painting booth with FaceART, and be transformed into a calavera for the celebration!
Plus, join us at the Children's Garden in Chimney Court for papel picado (perforated paper) making and other traditional Latin American crafts.
Enjoy live music from Sergio Bravo and trovador Mario Munoz and join us in celebrating through dance!