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Día de los Muertos is an annual pre-hispanic Indigenous celebration from October 31st to November 2nd. Every year to honor the dead, different Indigenous peoples would build altars for their gods and the deceased. Designed to welcome their souls back to the living world, most altars are heavily adorned with marigolds.
The bright yellow or orange flower represents the sun and it is said the flowers guide the souls of the dead. Their fragrant smell and bright color are considered helpful in guiding the deceased back to the living world. These flowers are placed on gravestones, tucked into dancers’ hair, and petals lead the way to various altars & ofrendas. Join instructor Raquel Valentin as she teaches you to make your own paper marigolds for Día de Los Muertos in this FREE class for ages 5 and up.