It was a tradition in Mesoamerican cultures to remember those who have passed on through a dedicated altar known as an Ofrenda during the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos on November 2nd. Many descendents continue these customs in modern times. The Mexican Patriotic Committee has spent 90+ years ensuring these traditions are alive and thriving in Southwest Detroit. Thus, in this year the MPC and Raices Mexicanas Dance Troupe collaborated with local artist Elton Duran in designing an Ofrenda that will be displayed at Plaza del Sol located in the heart of the community at 3041 W. Vernor, Detroit. Visitors can work on crafts and learn about the culture and the elements that make up the Ofrenda. With the help of Xochi’s Gift Shop donations, there will also be an Ofrenda for the community to contribute their photos and memories to.