Sun, 31 Oct|
“Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda”
Everybody is invited to pay the ofrenda a visit, and bring a momento or photo of a past loved one to place on the ofrenda.
Time & Location
31 Oct 2021, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NZDT
Cultural Conversations, Morrison Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
About the Event
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead festival in Nelson has been cancelled. Held in de last weekend of October, the festival was organised for 9 years by Mexican Nelsonian Jesus Ruiz Lopez. With the help of family and many volunteers he recreated the Dia de los Muertos of his childhood hometown - in the south of Mexico.
Especially these last two years a lot of people have lost loved ones, some living overseas, and people may not even have been able to say farewell. In order to share this part of the day with the community, Lopez has gathered some of his friends to help him erect the ofrenda-altar at Cultural Conversations in Morrison Square.