WAGRO (Washington-Guerrero) Foundation, in partnership with the City of Lynnwood, hosted the fifth annual El Dia de Meurtos on Saturday, October 29th at the Lynnwood Convention Center. El Dia de Meurtos – known as theThe Day of the Dead – is one of the most important Mexican holidays. Normally celebrated on November 1 or 2, it is a time for families to honor their departed by creating altars and offering them flowers, food and drink. People also dress as catrinas (skeletons) and write poems (often satirical) called calaveritas literarias (literary skulls).
Providence Swedish North Puget Sound helped sponsor the event and Providence Institute for a Healthier Community, was on hand to provide information regarding the Snohomish County Resource Hub LiveWellLocal© with a special emphasis on self-care practices. The event featured art, music, food, raffles, competitions, and kid’s activities. There were numerous community partners supporting the event with information on flu, safe holiday food and health literacy from Snohomish Health District; access to health insurance from Coordinated Care; free books and library cards from Sno-Isle Library; and art activities from The Fat Brush, plus and many others! To find out more about this event and WAGRO go to: https://www.facebook.com/