Day of the Dead—Bella Frida

Day of the Dead Face PaintingI am blessed to be part of Bella Frida’s festivities this Friday, October 5th from 6-9 in Louisville for the First Friday Art Walk.

Flamenco guitar by James Garcia
Day of the Dead face painting by Susan Meylor of Sparkles Face Painting
Tarot card readings by Meggin O’Morrow (That’s me!)

3 Margaritas restaurant has donated food for the event and Le Bakery Sensual discounted a fabulous Day of the Dead cake!

My Grandfather was born on All Saints Day. Far from being a saint, from what I understand he got quite a kick out of that.

Day of the Dead celebrations are all about honoring those who have passed. Children are honored on the 1st of November, All Saints Day, and then adults on November 2nd, All Souls Day.

Day of the Dead CakeThese two days are very special in Mexico. They believe that their family returns for those two days. This is definitely reason for celebration!

Altars are created for loved ones with painted skulls, candy skulls, and skull beads that are used to symbolize birth and death. Elaborate cakes are made and some families visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate their grave sites with flowers and candles bringing toys for children who have passed and tequila and margaritas for adults. They picnic on blankets next to their relatives.Day of the Dead

This tradition is amazing to me. I love the acknowledgement of the duality that we are and honoring our special family that are on the other side.

I’m excited for Bella Frida’s event on Thursday the 11th 7-9pm creating cigar box altars. I’ll be there creating one for my mom who passed two years ago. I can’t be at her grave site, but I’m sure she’ll be celebrating with me :) I’ll be ready with an ofrenda for her November 2nd this year.dia de los muertos ofrendas

I’ll be doing readings on Friday. Please join me and everyone for the festivities, fun, celebration, and bring your family… Those you can see, and those you can’t! There’s a piece of cake waiting!

In Love,


Other Day of the Dead Events in Louisville:

Bella Frida Presents the Dia de los Muertos Show
by Louisville Middle School Art Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades

Artwork displayed ithrough October 2012 at:

Bittersweet Cafe & Confections 820 Main Street
The LoCo Yo 917 Front Street
Bella Frida 901 Main Street, Suite 101

Create a cigar box Ofrenda (altar)
Hosted by Laura (owner of Bella Frida)
Thursday, October 11 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at Bella Frida 901 Main Street, Suite 101
Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebration and are created to remember and honor loved ones who have passed.
$12 supply fee. Bring a 4 x 6 photograph of the person you are honoring. Email [email protected] to register.

Day of the Dead Stories & Crafts for Kids ages 6 to 12 – FREE!
Presented by Louisville Public Library Children’s Librarian Adrienne Gass
Saturday, October 13th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at Bella Frida 901 Main Street, Suite 101

Day of the Dead painting, scratch art and mask making
Hosted by Doodlebugs Art Studio
Saturday, October 20 drop-in 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at Bella Frida 901 Main Street, Suite 101
$3 supply fee per family * all ages welcome


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