Altars


Free to Participate
 

COMMUNITY & PET ALTAR 

For Dia de los Muertos this year, we have a shared Community and Pet Altar that you can participate in by bringing a candle, merigold flowers, and/or a photograph of your loved one or pet to place at the Altar area. (Use copies of original items on your altar so that irreplaceable mementos are not lost or damaged.) 

Creating an altar to honor the dead is one of the most important parts of Dia de los Muertos. Altars can be heartfelt and humorous, simple or extravagant. In addition to deceased family members and friends, altars are constructed for departed pets, celebrities, and historical figures. The Sacred Altar Exhibition and Competition will showcase a variety of perspectives within the Dia de los Muertos tradition. Altar of Remembrance – There will also be a community altar where anyone who has lost a loved one is invited to leave a picture, personal note or other small item of remembrance.