WAGRO (Washington-Guerrero) Foundation, in partnership with the City of Lynnwood, and The Fat Brush: Art Workshop hosted the sixth annual El Dia de Los Muertos on Saturday, October 28th at the Lynnwood Convention Center. El Dia de Los Muertos, known as The 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). This event is important because it creates a special shared space for healing, comfort, and reflection.
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. Many thanks to Maanely our UW Bothell fieldwork student for helping to staff the event! The afternoon featured art, music, food, raffles, competitions, and kid’s activities. There were several additional community partners supporting the event; literacy and free library cards from Sno Isle Library; flu, Covid-19 resources, and health screenings from SeaMar Health Center; art activities from The Fat Brush, plus and many others! To find out more about this event and WAGRO go to: facebook.com/