I missed Tulsa’s Day of the Dead celebration at Living Arts Tulsa this year but luckily for me Living Arts keeps the Altars or Ofrendas on display almost up through Thanksgiving.
The Day of the Dead, known in Mexico as Día de los Muertos. Is on November first and second every year and is the days where deceased family members make their way home to spend with the living. The altars or Ofrandas are how the dead make their way home.
The ofrendas follow a general pattern. Photographs, foods, flowers, religious items, all play a role. Check this link out for more information.
The ofrendas at Living Arts are beautiful and they have meaning. They honor actual people who died and are put together by friends and family members.
It’s not just long lived grandfathers and grandmothers who have ofrendas. Many of the honored deceased were heartbreakingly young.
I find the Day of the Dead very comforting. I love the idea of honoring deceased family members.
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