Celebrate the lives of loved ones through a community ofrenda and mini-festival. Elotes from Veronica Robles Center, mariachis, face painting and more will be part of the gathering on the small park in Chelsea Square opposite 189 Winnisimmet Street.
Some people believe that messages sent into the sky are a means of spiritual communication, with the reach towards the heavens a way to connect with those who have passed away. Inspired by the Sumpango Kite Festival held in Guatemala, we invite you to create a kite for display at our Dia de los Muertos gathering. Kits with all the supplies you need are available for pick up at Chelsea City Hall. Contact Mimi Graney to reserve your supplies.
SUPPORT THE CHELSEA FUNERAL FUND
The Chelsea Funeral Fund provides dignified care for residents of Chelsea who die without the means to pay for a funeral. Since the fund was established as part of Chelsea community’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, 13 individuals have been assisted. Today, the lack of resources, rather than the cause of death, qualifies one to access this fund. Fr Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte of St Luke’s Episcopal Church administers the fund and it is open to all, regardless of faith.
For each donation of $5 to the Chelsea Funeral Fund during the month of October, volunteers will craft a colorful flower that will be included in the community ofrenda. Follow this link to make your contribution.
This event is presented by a team including Jukebox Event, All Planets Design, the Chelsea Funeral Fund Committee, and the City of Chelsea. The Chelsea Cultural Council provided financial assistance for the festival.