Dia de los Muertos Kings Beach Reception
Community Ofrendas in Kings Beach
Dia de los Muertos is an ancient tradition in Mexico that has become popular the world over. With the release of last year’s Disney movie “Coco,” the tradition has become even more beloved.
This year the greater North Lake Tahoe community is invited to participate in the Dia de los Muertos tradition at any of three public ofrendas in Kings Beach. The ofrendas (secular “altars” with traditional offerings to departed loved ones) will be public art installations. The main ofrenda will be at the Kings Beach Library, with two satellite ofrendas at Spindleshanks and Las Panchitas restaurants.
The ofrendas will open October 23 at the library and October 24 at the restaurants. A family-friendly public reception will be held at the library November 3 from 2-4pm: the community is encouraged to attend!
Each ofrenda will provide informational sheets for more information about this cherished tradition. Items should be picked up by November 6, 2019. The ofrendas will come down November 7, 2019. This community celebration is being organized by noted Kings Beach artist, Cruz Ortiz Zamarron, Marguerite Sprague and Cammie Arnooshian, working with the Friends of the Kings Beach Library. For more information email DiaDLM@protonmail.com.