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Sunday, November 2 celebrates Mexico’s “Day of the Dead,” a holiday that, despite its name, celebrates life. It’s a wonderful holiday, filled with creativity and possibility. Jackson traditionally holds a “Day of the Dead” walk, a guided tour of local “Day of the Dead” altars around town. Altars are an invitation to the departed to celebrate with those of us still of this world, and to that end altars feature costumed figures, humor, artistry, and food.
Festivities take place at LMC, 130 South Jackson Street, on Sunday, November 2, 5:30 – 9:30 pm. Other scheduled events follow, and families are welcome!
At LMC, view “Day of the Dead” altars, decorate a sugar skull, watch traditional craft demonstrations and enjoy homemade tamales, “dead bread” and Mexican hot chocolate.
Cooking classes and sugar skull class is limited to 12 participants. Reserve a spot by calling Oona Doherty at 690-5264, or email [email protected]
Other “Day of the Dead” Events:
Look for a Stagecoach Stop Halloween altar installation on the Town Square, created by local artists on Friday, October 31 from 4-8pm.
Thursday, October 30
Cooking Class: Mole Poblano taught by Marta Arribillaga
Location: e.leaven Food Company
Mole is a common dish prepared during Dia de los Muertos. Participants will learn how to make chicken mole with rice and will eat the final product.
Saturday, November 1
Live Altar Performance directed by Raul Juarez
Presented by the Teton County Library
Watch a short “Day of the Dead” theater piece followed by traditional Mexican food and sweets. For ages 5 and up.
How to make a traditional Altar with Laura Rodriguez
Teton County Library Auditorium
Sugar Skull Decorating taught by Bronwyn Minton
1-2pm Children 5 and up
Library Conference Room
Participants will learn how to make sugar skulls (Calaveras de Azúcar) using a mold and decorate a skull to take home.
Baking Class: Pan de Muertos & Champurrado with Blanca Rojas
Location: Hard Drive Café!
Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) is sweet and shaped into skulls or round loaves with strips of dough on top to resemble bones. Champurrado is a warm, thick beverage made with ground corn and chocolate.