Sunday, October 5, 2014
3:00 – 4:00pm
$10 suggested donation (free for Bakehouse Members)
The Day of the Dead celebration at the Bakehouse kicks off with a family-friendly ofrenda-making workshop. These traditional altars of remembrance are perhaps the most sacred part of the Day of the Dead customs. On Sunday October 5th, Adriana Sandoval, a scholar of Day of the Dead traditions, will guide participants in designing their very own altars. Ofrendas by BAC resident artists and community members will also be displayed in unusual settings throughout the Bakehouse.
About Florida Day of the Dead Celebration
In four short years, Florida Day of the Dead (DOTD) Celebration has evolved into a signature cultural event in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Founded with a $2000 seed grant in 2010 from Broward County to have a puppeteer build giant skeleton puppets with the community, the Celebration has grown to a month-long, multi-venue, handmade arts movement with hundreds of artists participating and thousands marching in the Skeleton Processional every November 2nd. In 2013, Corona even named the event “The #1 DOTD Event in the U.S.A,” Memory for the Dead, Party for the Living.