Friday, October 27, 2017

Preparing for Día de los Muertos: Honoring those who have passed.

Just prior to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): The altar for “Lake Worth Friends Remembered”.

A City of Lake Worth commissioner invites everyone to bring a memory to the altar Lake Worth Friends Remembered, just prior to this year’s event:

One of South and Central America’s most distinctive holidays, Día de los Muertos is considered a day of cheerful celebration — in honor and remembrance for those who have passed — rather than one of mourning.

Día de los Muertos in the City of Lake Worth is
coming up very soon, on November 4th.
To learn more about this festival use this link.
Below is a video of last year
’s very popular
and well-attended celebration.

A message from Lake Worth Commissioner
Andy Amoroso:

“If you didn’t attend Día de los Muertos last year, the CRA’s event on the west side of the community at HATCH, this year will be bigger and better. What happens is almost like an art opening but with altars. Ten different altars from 10 different countries.

Last year I did an altar to remember the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims. This year I will be doing an altar called, Lake Worth Friends Remembered. These will be people we’ve lost in the City. If you have any pictures or anything that reminds you of someone who has passed away in the City of Lake Worth, get them to me [see how below].

If they’re special to you we will take good care of them or you can bring something that night to leave on the altar. The actual Day of the Dead festival will be a few days after the altars with a procession, there will be face painters, dancers, and musicians from the ten different countries.

Just a great, great event.”

Drop off your memory, a picture, funeral card, or anything small that can fit into an envelope, and bring it to Studio 205, located at 600 Lake Ave. in Downtown Lake Worth. Please print on the envelope your name, address, and phone number so it can be returned, if that’s your wish.

As promised, enjoy this video of last year’s festival: