An ofrenda is central to the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead.) Typically set up in the home, it is a sort of altar blooming with marigolds and other flowers and set with photographs and memorabilia of departed loved ones. Food items may also be placed on the ofrenda, often bread, squashes, and sugar skulls.
Coming Home Connection always sets up ofrendas at our annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, inviting attendees to bring photographs and other items to share on these altars of memory. This will take place again at our 2020 fiesta at the Design Center, Sunday, November 1st, from 2:00 to 3:30. In addition, to accommodate our friends who prefer to celebrate with us remotely in this pandemic year, for the first time we have created a Virtual Ofrenda available to those who have purchased a “virtual ticket” to our event.
Photos for the Virtual Ofrenda will be accepted during the month of October. The Ofrenda will “go live” November 1st, Day One of the three days of Dia de los Muertos, and will then remain on the Coming Home Connection website until spring of 2021.