Hispanic Heritage at your Library

Hispanic Heritage at your Library

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

September 16 through October 16 is Hispanic Heritage Month @ Abilene Public Library. {{more}} The theme for this year is Getting Involved: Our Families, Our Community, Our Nation. This year, our cultural programs focus on the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and in certain parts of the United States and Central America. It honors and celebrates the lives of loved ones who have died, and normally lasts for three days. In our first floor display case we have articles used for a celebration, and an explanation of each article, including flowers, candles, salt, ashes, bread, water, incense, fruit and representations of items or favorite things belonging to the deceased loved one. During ArtWalk, September 11, Carmen Lathem will be at the library from 6-7:30 to answer questions about this celebration and explain the significance of the items in the display case. Since flowers are such an important part of the celebration of Dia de los Muertos, children can come and learn how to make paper flowers.