Day of the Dead Celebration
It’s called Day of the Dead, but it symbolizes the enjoyment of life and a time to remember those who have passed. Each year, the Lorenzo Cultural Center celebrates this colorful and festive Mexican holiday Dìa de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, through presentations, films and workshops. As our building remains closed, this year's Day of the Dead celebration will be a virtual experience. As we celebrate virtually this year, please post your celebration on our Facebook page or email a photo of your finished product to: CulturalCenter@macomb.edu and we will post your photos on our Facebook page!
View Recipe Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto) Recipe provided by Scott O'Farrell, Professor of Macomb Community College's Culinary Arts.
The Day of the Dead bread (Pan de Muertos) is a vital part of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico. Pan de Muertos is one of the elements used in the altars honoring the souls during the Day of the Dead celebrations. The bread symbolizes a fraternal offering to the souls. Using bread as an offering for the souls is a Spanish tradition. The Spaniards used to take bread and wine to the cemeteries or churches on All Souls Day as an offering for their deceased family members, to let them know they remembered them and to ask them for their protection.
2020 Virtual Day of the Dead Programming
Wednesday, October 28 at 4pm
Los Muertos Live!
Please join us for a virtual presentation about the holiday, Day of the Dead.
Thursday, October 29 at 4pm
Ofrenda Making Workshop with DIA Artist and Cultural Educator Kia ix Arriaga
In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Lorenzo Cultural Center and the Detroit Institute of Arts invite you to create your own Ofrenda.
Friday, October 30 at 7pm
El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil
Mariachi music has been referred to as the “sound of Mexico”. Enjoy the sound of mariachi music during this virtual performance of traditional Mexican music and folk dancing.