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Build an Altar for Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3

Build an Altar for Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3
Be a part of the celebration of life at the Springs Preserve Día de Muertos event and enter their annual altar contest. The 11th annual Día de Muertos, featuring centuries-old traditions rooted in Latin American culture, will be held November 1-3, from 4-9 p.m. nightly (Photo credit: Springs Preserve) 

Build an Altar for Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3
Build an Altar for Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3

Photo credit: Springs Preserve

The altars created by residents, community groups and artists honor deceased relatives are always a highlight of the celebration. Photographs, candles, incense, displays of favorite foods, and poems decorate the altars and lighten the mood. Music and dance are also often prominent features of many altars.

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Individuals and organizations interested in setting up an altar and participating in the free altar contest are invited to complete an on-line application at springspreserve.org as soon as possible, as spaces are going fast. Deadline for altar applications is Sunday, September 15. (Please note, participation in the contest is optional; altars can be set up independently of the contest.)

Build an Altar for Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3
Build an Altar for Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3

Photo credit: Springs Preserve

Altars entered into the contest will be judged in four categories: Traditional, Artistic, Non-Profit and Personal. This year, more than $5,000 in cash prizes will be given away.

Dancers at Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3
Dancers at Springs Preserve’s 11th Annual Día de Muertos Event Nov. 1-3

Photo credit: Springs Preserve

WHAT: Springs Preserve Día de Muertos Altar Contest Entry deadline September 15

WHERE: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., (Meadows Ln. Between Alta Dr. and U.S. 95)

RELEVANT LINKS: Altar contest online applicationContest details

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