El Dia de Los Muertos Event

On Monday, November 2, Voz celebrated el Dia de los Muertos at the MLK Worker’s Center.

diaPhoto by Douglas Yarrow

A traditional altar was built and adorned with candles, photos of loved ones, and many other ceremonial objects. Danza Azteca, a group which performs traditional Aztec dance, honored the dead with a dance around the altar. All the materials for the altar were donated, as well as some of the food, which came from Los Gorditos Taqueria. Pan de muerto was also served.

Later in the evening there was dancing outside to live music played by members of Voz. The event was well-attended by members of both Voz and the wider Portland community.

Check out this video to experience the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku19FyU_88k

Video created by Arturo Colorado