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October 15, 2018

The County Library Celebrates Día de los Muertos with Special Events at Two Branches

Tavin Stucki - Email
(801) 944-7522

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah—The County Library is celebrating Mexican heritage with special Day of the Dead celebrations to two locations and ofrendas around the system.
 
Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration honoring deceased family members from October 31-November 2.
 
“This is such a great opportunity to connect with lost loved ones, even for those of us who don’t regularly celebrate Día de los Muertos,” Librarian Jenn McKague said. “I’m proud of the County Library for expanding this important celebration to better connect with our patrons who do.”
 
On November 2, the County Library’s Kearns and Tyler branches will each host Día de los Muertos celebrations with food, face painting, music and dancing. As part of the celebration, both locations will give patrons the opportunity to commemorate a loved one on an ofrenda—a sort of altar upon which patrons can leave photos, trinkets and other offerings.
 
These events are free and open to all members of the community. To find more programs leading up to Día de los Muertos, search “de los Muertos” in the online calendar slcolibrary.org/calendar.

What: Día de los Muertos
When: Friday, November 2, 5-9 pm
Where: The County Library | Kearns 5350 S 4220 W

What: Día de los Muertos
When: Friday, November 2, 5-9 pm
Where: The County Library | Tyler 8041 S Wood St

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About the Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or Día de Muertos, is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and other places by people with Mexican heritage, with an emphasis on commemorating deceased family members. A central part of Día de los Muertos is through an ofrenda, a sort of altar in the home where family members may leave trinkets and other offerings to honor their loved ones.

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