There is more to Halloween than treats and costumes!

Day of the Dead” or “Dios de los Muertos” is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and also around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember and honor friends and family members (including pets) who have died, and to help support their spiritual journey. Good food is always involved!

In this podcast, Education Director Kristin Tollefson describes how Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) helps our community celebrate this occasion this year – as it did last year – with a festival on Sunday, November 1st.

The celebration at BIMA will include a brief ceremony at 10:30AM followed by individual offerings to the dearly departed at an altar (offrenda). There will also be face painting, crepe paper flower making and other activities for the children.

And of course, there will be great Mexican snacks prepared by Chef Melinda Lucas from old family recipes.

Festivities will continue all day at BIMA on November 1st, and the altar will continue to be accessible during the week until November 7th for offerings to be brought in by anyone unable to come on November 1st.

Credits: BCB host: Channie Peters; BCB audio editor: Tim Bird; BCB social media publisher: Barry Peters.