Saturday workshop will educate children on Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, is a holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, although other days, such as October 31st or November 6th may be included, depending on where it’s celebrated.

The holiday largely originated in Mexico, where it is mostly observed today, but it is also observed by those of Mexican heritage elsewhere. Di de los Muertos (or Dia de Muertos) is usually portrayed as a holiday of joyful celebration, and the multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pay respects to loved ones who have died.

Children 7-14 are invited to the Muscatine Art Center on Saturday, October 29, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m to learn more about this holiday and to create a life-size paper plate skeleton to take home.

This class is free of charge and requires prior registration. Please register before October 28 by calling the Art Center at 563-263-8282.

The Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry Avenue.