Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a vibrant community celebration honoring both los muertos and the beauty of life.
Day of the Dead celebrations began in Central America and have roots in indigenous and Catholic traditions. Sweet sugar skulls, bright colors, and bitter-smelling cempazuchitl (calendula) flowers evoke vibrant, ephemeral life and bitter, inevitable death-embracing both.
Each year Tieton Arts & Humanities hosts a celebration and creates a large community altar for everyone to add to along with performances and a gallery exhibition. Visitors can bring photos of loved ones, write messages, help decorate, and bring candies or breads. This provides a special opportunity to remember those who are no longer with us.
Sun Oct 31, 2021-
11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Sun Oct 31, 2021-
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
608 Wisconsin Ave, PO Box 171, TIETON, WA 98947, US
Tieton Arts & Humanities is a non-profit corporation that creates and implements artistic and cultural programs, in Tieton, providing sustainable opportunities for local and regional engagement and celebration. By engaging talented and creative individuals--from the Yakima Valley, the Northwest, and across the nation-- we facilitate participation, collaboration, and community-based entrepreneurship among people with diverse backgrounds, ages, and education levels. TA&H is a non-profit 501 (c)3 Washington corporation.
TA&H hosts poetry workshops and art shows, inspires student artists and celebrates Day of the Dead; we are dedicated to making a difference in the cultural life of rural Tieton, Washington. You can learn more about our programs and the fun events coming up on our website at www.tietonarts.org.