Miller Community Center recently hosted its first Día de los Muertos event with over 125 people in attendance. The celebration was done in partnership with El Grupo Folklórico de Guadalajara, a non-profit group dedicated to sharing the richness of Mexican culture and tradition with Seattle community members.
Prior to the event, El Grupo assembled the ofrenda (a collection of objects placed on an altar or ritual display) to honor Mexican entertainers . On November 2, attendees received sugar skull face paintings and colored their own sugar skull prints, and members from El Grupo Folklórico de Guadalajara performed traditional Mexican dances. After the performance, attendees enjoyed a showing of the Disney Pixar animated movie “Coco” which continued to showcase the traditions of the holiday.
Thank you to José Ceja, founder of the El Grupo Folklórico de Guadalajara, for his support and dedication to this event and continued service to the community.