SUDLERSVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and Compass Regional Hospice teamed up to celebrate the Day of the Dead at Sudlersville Fire Hall on Friday, Nov. 1.
The Day of the Dead is based on Mexican belief that departed loved ones come back to earth to be with us every year in joyful celebrations that typically last for three days, according to Allison Moffatt with the Arts Council. This year’s celebration included traditional pan dulce, Mexican hot chocolate, and tamales from Tenchi Spanish American Kitchen in Greensboro.
Attendees made crafts including masks, paper marigolds and remembrance votive lanterns. These projects added in the traditional celebration of life that helps to not only affirm memories, joy and color, but also embraces a custom of honoring passed family, friends and ancestors, Mofffatt said.
Guests helped to build an ofrenda, a collection of objects, flowers, and photographs, in remembrance of passed loved ones. Helping in this was the Queen Anne’s County High School Spanish Club and their teacher.