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Bolinas Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos

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Bolinas Community Center

14 Wharf Road

Bolinas, CA 94924

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This community ritual is both reverent and festive – a time of remembering and rejoicing. Gather at the grand altar at Bolinas Community Center for ceremony, live music, food and refreshments. Admission is free.

The community center and altar are open from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. Come at 6:00 for traditional Mexican food, Pozole, Soup and Hot Chocolate. From 7:00 to 7:30 pm West Marin Choir will share Songs of Death, Grief and Renewal – 30 voices filling the space with vocal harmony.

Please feel free to bring photos of those who have passed over, along with mementos and flowers.

Please join us for any or all of the celebration you can. The choir welcomes all voices and rehearsals are currently in progress Mondays in Stinson or Tuesdays in Point Reyes - more info at www.westmarinchoir.org.

To volunteer: watch over the altar or bake some sweets for the BCC to sell which will help cover the cost of the altar, please call 415-868-2128 or email kateross@bocenter.org.

ABOUT DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Día de los Muertos is a traditional Latin American holiday that combines pre-Colombian festivals and indigenous traditions with European rituals for honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

In homes, families arrange “ofrendas” or altars. Tables are covered with fruit, flowers, vegetables, bread, candy, candles, incense, photos of the deceased, papel picado (paper cut-outs) represent the sky. Marigold petals are sprinkled to create a path for the spirits to follow on their return.

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Bolinas, CA 94924

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