October 28, 2019
The County Library Brings Two Día de los Muertos Celebrations to Salt Lake County
Jeff Buydos -
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah—The County Library will celebrate Mexican heritage with two Día de los Muertos celebrations, the first of which will be hosted at its Tyler branch, with the second taking place at the Hunter branch.
“Día de los Muertos adds a wonderful element of culture that everyone in Salt Lake County can partake in,” Librarian Angie Wager said. “The music, food and traditions honoring those who have passed can be enjoyed by all.”
Both locations will offer participants the opportunity to commemorate a loved one on an ofrenda, which is an altar where a collection of offerings and objects memorializing the loved one are placed. It is believed in Mexican culture that deceased friends and family visit the altar during Día de los Muertos.
Festivities will also include the sharing of conchas, a traditional Mexican sweet bread roll named for its striped, seashell-like appearance, consisting of a crunchy topping and soft inner core. Mariachi bands and dancers will provide traditional Mexican music and entertainment as party-goers create crafts.
Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, honors deceased family members from October 31-November 2.
To find more free programs and events, visit the online calendar thecountylibrary.org/calendar.
What: Día de los Muertos
When: Friday, November 1, 5-8 pm
Where: The County Library | Tyler, 8041 S Wood St
What: Día de los Muertos
When: Saturday, November 2, 5–8 pm
Where: The County Library | Hunter, 4740 W 4100 S
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 honoring 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 can leave trinkets and other offerings to honor their loved ones.
About Salt Lake County Library
The County Library is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our community by inspiring imagination, satisfying curiosity and providing a great place for everyone to visit. You belong at the County Library and your interest to read, create, learn, play and connect is supported by our employees, programs, collection and online resources. Early and lifelong learning, as well as equal access for all, are at the forefront of all that we do.