Making an Ofrenda

offrenda-crop

An ofrenda (an “offering” in Spanish) is created to honor a deceased loved one (human or animal) and to welcome their spirit back for a visit. A central part of Mexican Día de los Muertos celebrations, family members in Mexico work together to create an ofrenda in the home. In this workshop, we will discuss the Mexican significance of the ofrenda. We will then each make an ofrenda with items brought to class. Ofrenda items typically include photos, candles, incense, marigold flowers, pan de muerto, toiletries, sugar skulls, fresh fruit and favorite food, drink, personal items and mementos of the deceasedWe will also make paper marigolds and papel picado in class. We will end the workshop by sharing our ofrendas with each other as a way to express love for those who have died.

When: Wednesday, October 25, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: The Provincetown Theater
Instructor: Dawn Walsh – Festival DirectorTeacher, Arts Administrator 
Materials: Materials list provided upon registration
Cost: Suggested donation $10
To Register: Email provincetowndayofthedead@gmail.com