One of the key elements of Día de los Muertos revolves around ofrendas, or offerings, which are created through a visual display of altar-making and grave-decorating. The offerings, a main focal point of the observance, echo the dedication and distinct love that is presented toward the dearly departed. Altars can be created through a wide spectrum of dedications, depending on one’s creative desire. The altar includes the four main elements of nature: earth, wind, water, and fire.
There are no absolute rules for creating your altar, however, tradition does provide guidelines.
Things to know before getting started:
If possible, have someone at your altar to explain the inspiration and meaning of your altar and why you chose to be involved in this event.
Event Hours are 5pm-9pm on Wednesday November 1st , 2023.We suggest faux candles, flameless candles or electronic candles for altars. Any items left unattended are not the responsibility of the event producers where your altar is situated.
Your altar must be built and ready to be judged by Wednesday November 1st, 2023.
See website for building times