Mendocino Coast Día de los Muertos Festivities
October 4 - November 3, 2013

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Come embrace life, death, family, community, and the art of ritual by participating in this year's Mendocino Coast Day of the Dead Celebration.

We've been organizing and scheduling events for Day of the Dead here on the Mendocino Coast. There was an idea's and scheduling meeting at the Fort Bragg Library Monday, August 26 at 6:00. All of these events only happen with the help of great volunteers, generous donations and kind sponsors. Let us know an activity you are interested in organizing. Help make this another great celebration!

Some of the activities this year will be: a weekend of classes Oct 4 - 5 at Fort Bragg Town Hall that will include sugar skull decorating class, paper flower making class, and other crafts for decorating your offrenda; Oct 23 Cerveza for Cemeteries , Tequila for Tombstones at Dick's Place in Mendocino, a fund raiser for the Mendo-Little River Cemertery District along with the Raffle to win a cemetery plot; Oct 20 a Mini Shrine class taught by artist Susan Gross; Altar Trail Directory (download) Oct 27-Nov3, Oct 29 movie "Under the Volcano", 6pm at the Fort Bragg Library, Mendo Bistro Ole Mole Dinner Nov 1 for Mendocino Childrens Fund, Altar Hall Nov 1-3 at Fort Bragg Town Hall; and traditional meals. See the schedule below for more dates and details, or download a pdf 2013 schedule here.

Now in its 7th year, this month long series of countywide events serves to honor the memories of those who have passed, while reminding us of how vibrant and creative we are as a community. Our goal is to provide awareness and education of the meaningful traditions of Dia de los Muertos festivities by sponsoring, promoting and sharing activities that celebrate this holiday. Our events are mostly free to the community, support local non-profit organizations, or are fundraisers to continue keeping Altar Hall open for the community.

Are you sponsoring an event or know of one to add to the 2013 schedule? Or if you would like to volunteer or underwrite an event please let us know.

Check out our Facebook page Mendocino Day of the Dead Festival.

Clo Mor Press is taking a hiatus this year, but will be back next year with a another beautiful limited addition print. Info here: Clo Mor Press Day of the Dead Poster

From Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov, 3 the Fort Bragg Town Hall will be transformed into Day of the Dead Altar Hall. Numerous Altars from members of the community will be on display throughout this time. Download application


Want to participate? Make your own altar, and add it to the altar trail? Or let us know of an event you are hosting that you'd like to add to the schedule.
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We need volunteers to help at Altar Hall. If you'd like to help please let us know


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