Visit The Certified Farmers' Market Ofrenda During CV Days of Los Muertos at Sunnylands
For the fifth year, Sunnylands in partnership with various organizations will celebrate Coachella Valley Days of Los Muertos. This four-day event at the Center & Gardens will include pop-up craft tables, themed activities, and traditional ofrendas (ceremonial altars) on display throughout the gardens.
In most cultures, family = food. It brings people together for meals, transfers traditions from one generation to the next and reinforces the most basic elements of ethnicity and sense of "home." In our display, participants from our Certified Farmers' Markets tell stories about beloved family members who have passed on, and the signature food that immediately comes to mind when they think of that person.
DIA DAY LOS MUERTOS
The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died,and helping support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.
CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKETS
The Certified Farmers' Markets are a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, established with the goals of providing an economic platform for small family farms from California, being an innovation incubator for artisan culinary and sustainable businesses and providing affordable access to healthy food for everyone in the Coachella Valley.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Open Wed. through Sun., 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The Palm Springs Cultural Center incubates, produces and encourages arts and cultural programs in order to leverage the unique power of creativity to open minds, bridge what divides us, and discover what connects us. Our programs include film festivals, farmers’ markets, live performances, art installations and lecture series – all of which act as creative inspiration points – expanding our learning and building meaningful relationships with the people and the natural environment around us. As an organization, The Palm Springs Cultural Center is also at the forefront of recognizing the interconnection between the cultural arts and food culture, and their combined importance to the vitality, collective consciousness and sustainability of the community.