Salt Lake City Public Library Honors Those Who Have Passed
Día de los Muertos celebrations at numerous Library locations
October 26, 2012-Salt Lake City-As the community gathers together to celebrate friends and family that have passed on, The City Library provides a space for participating in and learning about Día de los Muertos, at numerous locations. Beginning November 1, and continuing through the weekend, Salt Lake City Public Library has a Día de los Muertos activity for everyone, from a huge festive celebration with a processional march at the Day-Riverside branch, to intimate neighborhood gatherings at the Sprague and Chapman branches, and a performance-based cultural event at the Main Library.
Beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, November 1, at Rose Park Elementary, a procession of participants will make its way to the Day-Riverside branch, where at 6 pm, the festivities will be in full-swing. The evening´s events will include performances by Adelante´s Ballet Folklórico, sugar skull painting, an interactive altar, pan de muerto, face painting, music, and more.
On Saturday, November 3, at 2pm, the Sprague branch will host an intimate neighborhood Día de los Muertos celebration, with an altar, songs, sugar skulls, skeleton crafts, stories, and films. Simultaneously, the Chapman branch will host a Día de los Muertos themed story time for families.
On Sunday, November 4, at 2pm, in conjunction with the Federation of Mexican Clubs in Utah and the Mexican Consulate of Utah, the Main Library hosts a traditional cultural program, featuring folk music of Mexico, Aztec dances, and much more. An altar will be on display in the Browsing Library leading up to the celebration.