On the evening of Día de los Muertos,Wednesday, November 2nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tumacacori park will offer free entrance, traditional treats, face-painting, crafts, and candlelight throughout the church and cemetery for visitors wishing to celebrate.
We will meet in the Camera Club lobby and depart at 3:30PM. Carpooling can be arranged in the lobby.
El Día de los Muertos, also known as All Soul's Day, has roots in many traditions including the customs of native residents, mission-era Jesuit and Franciscan priests, Spanish colonists, Mexican settlers, and even citizens of the United States arriving in the 19th century.
The adobe walls of Tumacácori's historic church will shelter a traditional Día de los Muertos altar to hold ofrendas (offerings) in memory of loved ones. Visitors will be invited to leave photographs, gifts, tokens, messages, toys, or other traditional items as part of this community installation. Personal items left on the altar can be collected from the park following Día de los Muertos, through November 6.
In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.