January 22, 2017

Día de Los Muertos Community Celebrations in the Napa Valley

See this beautiful collection of posters created for to promote Día de Los Muertos  (Day of the Dead)
community celebrations in  Napa and St. Helena over the next two weeks.

Links to further details about each event are located above the flyers.

 October 24th:  Día de Los Muertos crafts and altar creation in the St. Helena Public Library

October 26th:  KERMES – Silverado Middle School Día de Los Muertos and Halloween Celebration

October 28th:  Annual St.  Helena Día de Los Muertos Community Celebration

Read this St. Helena Star newspaper story about an altar students in St. Helena made to honor elephants slaughtered for their tusks.  They sculpted 1o0 tusks for their altar, which will be on display during this event.


November 1st: Día de Los Muertos at Valley Oak School in Napa .

November, 3rd Reception for the Napa Valley Día de Los Muertos Exhibition at NVHADS (Hospice)

November 4th-6th, ongoing, Napa Valley Día de Los Muertos Exhibition at NVADS  (Hospice)

November 7th, Día de los Muertos a Night of Remembrance, Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living

All humans no matter where you were brought up, no matter where you have lived, have loved  ones who have died.  We all feel the hole that is left in our lives when those close to us pass away. Dia de los Muertos is a day that provides us with an opportunity to take time to honor those that have gone before us. The Dia de los Muertos committee and the Npa Valley Center for Spiritual Living want to invite you to an Evening of Remembrance at the Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living, 1227 Coombs St. on Wednesday November 7th at 7 p.m.  The service will be highlighted by Napa’s three living poet laureates, Leonore Wilson, Michael Watterson and Gary Silva who will each share some of their poetry of remembrance. There will be several opportunities to participate in the service. An altar of remembrance will serve as a center piece of the service and people are invited to bring pictures of those who have influenced their growth to attach to that center piece.  The audience members will also have a chance to share names of deceased loved ones that have been important to them. Reverend Janet Garvy-Stanvik will lead the service. Of course there will be music to add to the evening.

Please join us on November 7th for a time to pause and reflect on those who have had an important influence on our lives.

This post is also available in: Spanish


  1. […] Come enjoy 12 altars created by local Latino and multicultural artists, Napa Valley Ballet Folklórico and Aztec Dancers – Nanahuatzin, face painting, an art workshop for children,  and food and drink at the reception for our Día de los Muertos exhibition, Saturday November 3rd.   The the exhibition Sunday, Monday or Tuesday,  November 4th-November 6th.  (See also these  community celebrations of Día de los Muertos  in St. Helena and Napa.) […]