El Paso, Texas- La Mujer Obrera, a local non-profit, women's empowerment organization invites the community to celebrate Dia de los Muertos: Cosecha, Maiz y Mitote on October 31st, 2015 from 3pm-10pm at Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Ave 79901. featuring live music, traditional foods and artisans. Featured performances include: Danza Azteca Omecoatl, Wise Latina International's: Yo Soy Teatro, The Chamanas, Lucia Carmona, Danza Azteca Tlaneztica, Ceiba, Christina Gurrola, and Los Chamukos. The community is invited to participate in Calavera Poems, Altars, and Catrina Contest.
"Cosecha, Maiz y Mitote"
"Dia de Muertos Celebration"
Traditionally, throughout Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is the most important celebration of the year; it is a time to celebrate with the dead. Altars are dedicated to loved ones who have passed to create an inviting space for their spirits to return. Marigolds, pan de muerto, fruit, candles, pictures, food and drinks adorn each altar, as we remember, and celebrate life!
About Us Centro Mayapán strives to promote authentic Mexican culture by providing traditional healthy cuisine through Café Mayapán; using fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods, such as grilling and steaming. When in season, Café Mayapán uses fresh produce from our Farmers' Market. Centro Mayapán also forms part of La Red Binacional Niu Matat Napawika, a binational network on indigenous artisan cooperatives in Mexico. Support fair-trade, come by Lum Metik store located behind Café Mayapan and see all the beautiful, unique and one of a kind, artisanry we have to offer.
2000 Texas Ave.
El Paso, TX 79901
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Monday-Friday 11am to 3pm
Saturdays 8am to 3pm
The community is invited to dedicate an altar to their loved ones on Friday, Oct. 30th; please call (915) 217-1126 for more details.
How to Make an Altar
The altar is made depending on geographic area and climate. If it's on the coast, people in Mexico,
typically use plants like palms, local handcrafts, tropical fruits and foods of the region. For El Paso's area residents, we would have to work with what we have, but here are some examples of what you can use:
The basics for making the altar
You will need offerings and a table to put them on. A tablecloth to put on top of the table , preferably embroidered tablecloth. “Papel Picado,” a special type of paper mache that has different designs cut out for decoration. Vases to hold flowers, most common flower is the marygolds, flor de muertos. Sugar skulls, candles, small toys for the little angels. You will need pots to put seasonal fruit or nice plates, bowels for food for example mole, atole, the food depends on the what was the favorite food of the person ( for the offering). Photographs of community heroes or deceased relatives that you might want to honor. Optional figures or portraits of saints. copal incense.
We must remember that the first day of November is to celebrate the angels (children that have passed away) and November 2 is for the deceased adults. All offerings came be accommodated according to what the deceased person used to enjoy when alive.