Location: The green park at Tyler and Dallas Streets in East Waco. It is diagonally across the street from the Yellow House.
Rocio Ramirez-Landoll has set up the Travelling Ofrenda in various venues to preserve this educational tradition of this ancient cultural expression. The Travelling Ofrenda remembers, honors, and celebrates the lives of loved ones that have passed.
An invitation is extended to bring photo copies in frames, (no originals due to weather conditions) of relatives who have passed away to put on to the Ofrenda to the Yellow House at 402 Tyler.
The Travelling Ofrenda will be set up outdoors for a drive-by or in-person viewing at the corner of Dallas and Tyler Streets in historic East Waco.
Local artists as well as various people from the community have volunteered time and resources to help create a unique and rich experience for the community. Both Baylor and local highschool students are sent by their Professors and teachers to the Traveling Ofrenda for extra credit for Spanish class and to learn more about the celebration and see an authentic ofrenda.
This year Rocio Ramirez-Landoll and Diane Torres were awarded a grant from Texas Folklife for the creation of a skeleton Mariachi band using a traditional form of Mexican paper mache, which will be added to the Traveling Ofrenda attraction.
This year’s dates will be October 29th – November 3rd from 9am – 9pm.
There will be a free outdoor showing of COCO on Saturday, October 29th at 7pm, which has become a favorite family/date night event, weather permitting. Bring blanket or lawn chairs.