The Murrieta Library is celebrating Día de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 for children ages 3 to 12.
The program features hands-on art activities that reflect the traditions associated with this event that focuses on remembering loved ones who have died.
“Although we are having our program on Oct. 30, Día de los Muertos takes place on Nov. 1-2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day,” said Librarian Allison Eagans.
“Día de los Muertos is a festival of “welcome” for the souls of the dead. The celebration is prepared and enjoyed by the living and honors those who have passed. The customs surrounding this celebration are based on ancient traditions traced to the Aztec civilization in Mexico. The belief is that the souls of the deceased return each year to enjoy the pleasures they once knew in this life.”
This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Murrieta Library.
The Murrieta Public Library is located at 8 Town Square (Adams Avenue and Kalmia Street).
For more information about the program call 951-304-BOOK (2665) or visit the Library’s web page at www.murrietalibrary.info.
*Contributed by Murrieta Public Library