Day Of The Dead
Casa Círculo Cultural and the San Mateo County History Museum, in partnership with Friends of the Redwood City Library and collaboration with the Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation, are proud to bring to you the Ninth Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 in Downtown Redwood City.
Activities start at 4:00pm, Entertainment begins at 5:00pm, Welcome speech and procession at 7:00pm, the evening will end at 9:00pm.
Courthouse Square is transformed into a play, where musicians, dancers, artists, family altars are on display; sugar skulls, marigolds and more will decorate Courthouse Square and bringing it to life. Catrinas will be walking around the plaza greeting visitors, and a procession will walk through downtown Redwood City. Papel picado adorns the Food Court area with an array of traditional foods and the vendor booths that line the streets. Inside of the San Mateo County History Museum is a FREE exhibition of altars, as well as free arts and crafts for kids where they can create traditional art and enjoy hands on activities.
What started as a modest celebration of the Mexican culture, has grown and evolved into one of Redwood City’s largest celebrations of diversity and culture.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. On these days, Mexican families go to the cemetery, visit the graves of their relatives, clean and maybe paint the grave, put flowers (marigold or wonders) and light candles.
We hope to see you there!