A very unique event has come to Lake Worth Fl. A quirky little seaside town that is just a blip on I-95 . Come from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale …stop then Palm Beach . It has its own beach and all the streets have bike paths, plus over 1,000 cottages and a LBGT Community Center open to everyone, yet Lake Worth is often overlooked. The event was held at the former Shuffleboard Courts now the little utilized Armory Annex Art Center. Dia De los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday that originated in the 1500 and spread to other Latin American countries. This celebration was a perfect fit for our multi cultural community, seen above in yellow costume dancing are Bolivians. It was well attended and took off as if it had always been part of our other many annual events here.
This was definitely a family affair as we have lots and lots of wonderful children. The recently departed are celebrated and encouraged to participate in all the great things they did while they were still with us. so the unique altars show us what they enjoyed while they were with us. As with many celebration food was an intricate part of any celebration so you saw fruit, daily bread, things they loved while they were still with us on the altars.
Our history part of our diverse culture. Some of us left to eat at the local Mexican restaurant not far away Lupitas. and as we crossed we noticed lots of people crossing Dixie Hwy. for the event. I met a family of 5 who normally travel to Ft. Lauderdale for it’s well established Dia de los Muertos event. As they came from north Palm Beach County they will now make this their event of choice. By 8 p.m. the crowds had swelled and stayed enjoying the music, dancing till the vendors started to break down around 10 p.m.