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Attendees aged 16 and up will use simple materials (like paper mache, wire, glue, etc.) to create small, hand-crafted figurines decorated and painted in the "Day of the Dead" traditional theme. Calacas are most often used in festivals that celebrate death as a joyous, creative act of transition into an idealistic afterlife. Contrary to mourning the dead in grievance, these unique works of hand-crafted art act as signposts & salutations guiding the dead through the completion of their journey. Registration is required and can be made by calling the Bettendorf Public Library at 563-344-4179.
This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by Title Sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.