Woodland, CA (October 17, 2022) – Woodland’s Dinner on Main is hosting the second annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), due the response from last year’s event. Those who attended thoroughly enjoyed sharing their stories of lost loved-one with people they didn’t even know, and insisted it be an annual event.
Traditionally and Hispanic celebration with historians disagreeing about its origin, Día de los Muertos has found its way into the lives of non-Hispanics as well. Its joyous celebration of those departed provides comfort with an ofrenda (altar), and is believed that from October 31st to November 2nd the souls of the dead return and they become the guests of honor. Their favorite foods and candy are placed on the altar with their photo, and funny stories are shared by the family.
Most ofrendas are filled with candles, decorated sugar skulls, bright orange marigolds, pan de muerto (sweet bread), stacks of prepared food like tamales, favorite fruits, and lots of photos. While it’s a time for remembering those that have passed away, celebrating their souls with music, food and drink keeps the departed close.
Truly a Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos in the garden will be a place where guests can place their photos on the altar, share their family memories, enjoy music, good food and drinks, and celebrate! Tickets are $70 if purchased by October 21st, and there are a limited number of guests. So, get your tickets early!
Proceeds from Día de los Muertos goes to taking care of the Edible Learning Garden, where produce is harvested and distributed to Fourth and Hope.
Where once sat a lawn and a couple small trees, now sits a beautiful year-round garden of strawberries, squash, eggplant, carrots, broccoli, elderberries, grapes, edible flowers, and herbs that feed our neighbors in need.
For more information contact:
Linda Henigan at Linda@woodlandsdinneronmain.org
Pauline Torres at Pauline@mycalidesigns.com