Sylvia Rivera Center for Social Justice presents Honoring Intersections: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Lantinx Ancestors & Legacies, a series of events consisting of cultural festivities celebrating Latinx and Hispanic cultures that have been expanded to include the LGBTQ+ community.
Dia De Los Muertos Festival
Saturday November 1, 2019
Plaza Maya (Community Offrenda), The parking lot of Paul Mitchell (Community Festival), and The Holland Project (Salon/Discussion).
Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional holiday which celebrates the lives of loved ones who have died. This holiday focuses on gathering family and friends to support their loved ones who have passed on their spiritual journey. A major part of this holiday is constructing “ofrendas” (altars), which honor the decreased by displaying calaveras (skulls), marigolds, and the favorite food/drinks/belongings of the deceased. It is believed that the deceased are able to cross over to the living world on November 1st and November 2nd.