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Paper Flowers

October 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Students can make their own paper flowers in celebration of Dia de los Muertos on Friday, Oct. 13 from 2-3 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium.   

In Mexico, enormous fresh marigolds in red, orange, and yellow are used to decorate the graves and altars but tissue paper flowers are also popular and are often strung together to make elaborate garlands that are draped overhead and along the edges of gravestones.

The flowers represent love and the cycle of life and death as they grow, die, decompose, and then give nourishment to new life. The cempasuchil (marigold flower) is the official flower of the dead since its pungent scent and bright gold color draw souls to the altar. Prized for their bright coloring and potent fragrance, marigolds are thought to attract the souls of the dead to the offends prepared for them.


October 13, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hester Auditorium, Henkel Hall
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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