Fairbury, NE: A Colorful & Creative Celebration of Culture


On November 1st Heritage Care Center residents celebrated el Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) by wearing fun and festive gear while creating papel picado. Those colorful, festive cut paper banners you see on Day of the Dead at Mexican celebrations are papel picado (confetti). Traditionally, these pieces of Mexican folk art were chiseled by hand from stacks of tissue paper, using designs that varied based on the occasion. What a fun way to learn “hands on” about a cultural celebration that can often be confused with traditional Halloween events.

The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration.

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Submitted by Tracy Shaw, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Heritage Care Center, Fairbury, NE