Day Of The Dead 2023

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS / DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION AT COURTHOUSE SQUARE! –
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2023, 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM

CASA CIRCULO CULTURAL, in partnership with the San Mateo County History Museum, and the Redwood City Library are pleased to invite you to join us as we celebrate
Dı́a de los Muertos “Day of the Dead” on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm at the
beautiful Courthouse Square in Redwood City.
With the support of different institutions, local businesses, and a large group of volunteers,
Casa Círculo Cultural has held the Day of the Dead celebration in Redwood City annually since
2011.

Every year, we meticulously choose a theme or a region of Mexico deeply rooted in the ancient tradition of the Day of the Dead. This year, we are delving into the captivating world of The Mayan Culture. The Mayans once thrived in the southern reaches of Mexico and Guatemala, in an area known as Quauhtlemallan, which translates to ‘place of many trees’ in the Nahuatl language of Mexico.

In Guatemala, a significant portion of the population is composed of mestizos, a dynamic fusion of Spanish and Maya heritage. One remarkable tradition that stems from their Mayan ancestry is the awe-inspiring practice of flying barriletes (Kytes) during the Day of the Dead festivities. The essence of this tradition lies in crafting and soaring colorful giant kites high above the cemeteries of Guatemala. It serves as a poignant and vibrant means of honoring and establishing a connection with ancestors, beloved family members, and friends who have journeyed beyond this realm.

Casa Círculo Cultural will bring a Mayan-style Day of the Dead
celebration to Redwood City; join us to be part of this magical
and ancient tradition.

Welcome speech and procession begins at 6:00 pm with our guests of honor.

Attendees can enjoy the ceremonial altars created by the members of the community, a
procession, catrinas, face painting, free children’s activities, food court, and live
entertainment throughout the evening.
There will be booth vendors offering traditional Dı́a De los Muertos food such as: hot
chocolate, pan de muerto, tamales and more!

Dı́a de los Muertos /Day of the Dead is traditionally a time of celebration. Although losing
someone is undeniably a somber and life-changing event, Dı́a de los Muertos /Day of the Dead
provides people with the opportunity to rejoice in the living memories of their loved ones.

The community was invited to build altars for a special Altar Exhibit inside of the San Mateo
County History Museum. These will be exhibited from Sunday, November 5 th through
November 11 th.