Days of the Dead

Surrey Museum exhibit honouring departed loved ones

An exhibit focused on remembering departed loved ones is on display at the Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Ave.

Days of the Dead features the work of more than 200 Surrey students who submitted a range of media to offer insight into the heritage, identity and beliefs of the younger generation. The works were inspired by the Latin American Day of the Dead celebration, a 3,000-year-old festival that emphasizes life and death as part of a natural cycle.

Visitors to the Surrey Museum exhibit will be greeted by a colourful ofrenda created by curator Javier Romero, complete with artefacts from Mayan and Aztec cultures as well as pottery, ceramics and prints from Mexican artisans.

The exhibit, presented in partnership with the Surrey School District, is on display through Dec. 23. A Mexican Cultural Fiesta planned for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 is to feature traditional dances, live mariachi music and Latin crafts.

For more information, call 604-592-6956 or

 

Just Posted

Grieving mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

Stay home, cats – only pet dogs are OK to attend ‘Cat Walk’ at Surrey park

Surrey Community Cat Coalition’s second annual fundraiser planned Saturday

White Rock’s Mueller wins World Series of Poker bracelet

Third career WSOP win for former professional hockey player

Surrey high school teacher receives Loran award

First ever to be given to Surrey teacher, district says

ZYTARUK: Canal isn’t Surrey’s first ‘different’ idea

Anyone up for waterskiing in Doug’s Ditch?

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

Metro Vancouver’s air quality could be the worst yet this wildfire season

As wildfire season approached, Metro Vancouver experts predict the air will be an issue for many

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Update: Multiple fires along the railway tracks in Pitt Meadows

CP rail has closed tracks while firefighters work

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

B.C. farmers concerned Agricultural Land Reserve changes choking their livelihood

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting hosted on Vancouver Island

UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died

Toddler was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

Most Read

l -->