Build a Day of the Dead altar

Celebrate with the Cambridge Mexican Society and help us build a Day of the Dead altar in the Museum.


Take part in The Day of the Dead Celebrations by helping the museum and Mexican Society build an altar. As the altar grows through the week, explore vibrant connection between life and death and join us for special celebrations on 2 November.Every year on 2 November, Mexicans colourfully decorate and prepare home altars to honour deceased relatives for the ‘Day of the Dead’.These altars’ offerings (ofrendas) consist of flowers, candles, sugar skulls, breads and items that the deceased person liked in life. This ritual celebration is highly respected and is a very important part of the Mexican identity.

Other workshops in this series

11.00am – 4.00pm – Friday 31 October

(Build a Day of the Dead altar)

11.00am – 4.00pm – Saturday 1 November

(Build a Day of the Dead altar)

12.00pm – 4.00pm – Sunday 2 November

(Build a Day of the Dead altar)

Suitable for: All ages


Booking not required

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