Day of the Dead Photo Tour
Friday, October 27, 2017
9:45 to 2:00
4 ¼ hour session
$45 for one 4¼ hour field trip to two locations. Fee includes private bus service to and from Register here.
This is a beginner to advanced class on going out into the community and photographing cultural events in Austin. AGE of Central Texas supplies the mini-bus. We will have a docent at the cultural center to explain the meaning and symbolism behind el Dia de los Muertos.
We will visit altars constructed outside as well as inside by ordinary people in Austin who are wishing to honor their loved ones. These altars are for Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, a tradition on November 1 and 2 originating in central Mexico. The Altars are used to welcome the ancestors' spirits into the home. It is also practice to visit the ancestral burial ground to celebrate with picnics and music. The flowers, the skulls, the food and drink all are symbolic. Come join us for this festive celebration on Friday Oct. 27.
There will be a lunch stop (not included in the fee) as well as an additional stop in the afternoon at a retail store on West Lynn that has beautiful altars and folk art as well.
Limit of 10, unless you wish to drive yourself. Here's a flyer.