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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Honoring Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Commenoration

On November 1st and 2nd, many community members will be taking part in a distinct spiritual time of the year. Friends and family will gather together to reflect and remember friends, family members, and s/heroes who are no longer with us. It is a joyful celebration meant to honor our dearly departed and to appreciate life while we are still amongst the living. 

For those who would like to learn more about these traditions such as the ofrendas or altars that are built for these special days and the pan de muertos, a special bread that is made for these days and has lots of symbology and sDay of Dead dancerslighting candlesignificance, there are images and information linked below:

City of Portland OLA Altar

Day of the Dead Altar Elements

City of Portland Day of Dead Proclamation

Pan De Muertos

Dia-De-Muertos Flyer (Front)

Dia-De-Muertos Flyer (Back)