Local Spotlight: The Mexican Heritage Center

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at the Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton, California

Flyer image of upcoming events
The Mexican Heritage Center is located at 111 S Sutter St, Stockton, California. You can find ways to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at their upcoming events!

How do you honor your loved ones who have passed?

Dia De Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition to honor loved ones who are no longer with us on this earth. National Geographic shares an insightful overview here. I believe the tradition has become internationally popular because people want to honor their family and friends in a special way. We want to feel a connection to their spirit. How do you honor and remember your loved ones?

Framed photo of woman. Flowers pasted to photo frame. Plate of strawberries and empanadas.
I was proud to create a small alter for my great grandmother Martha Alvarez in 2013. Each item around the photo frame and on the plate have a significant meaning of her. However, lesson learned: Do not use real food. I had followed an instruction which was supposed to preserve them however, well, let’s just say it didn’t work.
The Mexican Heritage Center held a Catrina Pageant in 2018. Amy Harrison was the winner. The contest continues this year too! Will you enter?
Visit my board for Dia De Los Muertos ideas!

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