A hands-on craft workshop to celebrate Day of the Dead will be held November 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pancho Villa Event Center at 1026 B Street, Hayward.
Participants will be able to make their own Day of the Dead shadowbox they can take home. If you are attending you are encouraged to bring small photos with you to personalize your creation.
All ages are welcome to participate.
The cost is $15 per person and includes all materials.
Day of the Dead, in Spanish known as Dia de los Muertos, is celebrated as a national holiday throughout Mexico and commemorated in many other places around the globe. It is thought to have originated hundreds of years ago as an Aztec festival.
On the holiday, loved ones typically gather to remember and pray for family and friends who have died and visit their graves. Some make private altars for the dead using marigolds, skulls and sugar as well as the deceased's once favorite foods.
For more information about the craft workshop, call the historical society at 510-581-0223.