Offering of the Day of the Dead
By Sandra Ríos
In San Miguel, as in many parts of Mexico, the Day of the Dead is celebrated with offerings for the dead, which includes the food, water, wine, or whatever they liked in life; it is a way to remember them. Here are some of the offerings that will be exposed in San Miguel.
Bellas Artes, Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez, El Nigromante
Hernandez Macias 75, Centro. Thursday, October 30, 8pm
The 20paralas4 group will make an altar for the dead, recalling those Mexicans disappeared in the last 25 years including the recent unconscionable slaughter of students in Ayotzinapa.
Hernández Macías 56, Centro. Opening cocktail Saturday, November 1, 6pm
Day of the Dead altar in honor of the immortal Mexican diva Maria Félix. The altar will be a collaboration of the artist Marco Bautista and designers Edgar Zuñiga and Myrna Camacho. The altar will be on exhibition Saturday 1pm to 8pm and Sunday 12pm to 7pm.
Bazaar of Art and Alternative Design
Ancha de San Antonio 28, Centro. Opening cocktail Sunday, November 2, 5pm
Collective Day of the Dead altar, dedicated to our personal loved ones who have passed away. The altar will have some pre-Hispanic elements. The altar will be open to the public all weekend from 10am to 6pm.
Ancha de San Antonio 32, Centro. Saturday, November 1, 9 am-3pm
On All Saints Day, TOSMA will celebrate by installing an altar and inviting people to assist with assembly from 9am to 10:30am. Also will have makeup for kids, Mojigangas, music, and an inorganic cemetery to create awareness.
25 Insurgentes, Centro. Friday, October 31, 1pm
Offering dedicated to the former presidents of the Biblioteca Pública of San Miguel, especially to Helen Wale, founder of the Library. At 5pm, the offering and their elements will be explained. Sketch of Theater “Los Borrachos y la Muerte” at 5:15 pm. Songs with guitar by master Leobardo Aboytes.