Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dia de los Muertos at Imperial

Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is a holiday that focuses on the remembrance of loved ones that have passed away. People that recognize this holiday, "believe that the gates of heaven are opened at Midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them." Altars are built for these loved ones, full of flowers, sugar skulls, favorite items, as well as food and drinks.

This Wednesday, November 2nd Imperial in Ferndale will be holding their annual Dia de los Muertos celebrations. This is the 5th year that the popular restaurant and bar has held a celebration for the holiday. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion with their faces painted like the sugar skulls that have become the widely recognized symbol associated with this holiday. There will be a contest for the best sugar skull face paint, and there is also an auction going on where you can bid on sugar skulls created by local artists. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Flint Children's Health and Development Fund. You can take a peek and start bidding on the skulls here. There will also be a special one night only menu for this event, and some of the best drinks in town. Check out the menu below.
Imperial's Dia de los Muertos party starts at 11 a.m. on Wednesday and goes until 2 a.m. For more info on this event, click here


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