November Community Literacy event celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 12:00pm

Story Location:
417 River Road
Edgecomb, ME 04556
United States

    Join us as we explore the many ways Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Share your own special family traditions on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 p.m.

    We’ll read “Felipa and the Day of the Dead” by Birte Muller. Then we’ll make tissue paper marigolds and write about important people, memories, and traditions in our lives. 

    “Día de los Muertos is a tradition first practiced thousands of years ago by indigenous peoples such as the Aztecs and the Toltecs,” Nadra Nittle writes for PBS Learning. “They didn’t consider death the end of one’s existence but simply another chapter of life. Rather than grieve their dead, ancient Mexicans celebrated the lives of the deceased and honored their memories.”

    The Merry Barn’s Community Literacy Events are community gatherings that highlight creativity through read a-louds and hands-on projects. Events are free and open to children, adults, and elders alike.

    All events are held at the Merry Barn Writers’ Retreat, 417 River Road, Edgecomb. For more information: or