The trick-or-treating is over. Time to put away the decorations and welcome November. Growing up, our kitchen would smell wonderful the night of Halloween. My mom would be up making calabasa (sweet pumpkin fudge) to be enjoyed the next day, The Day of the Dead. November 1st is the Day of the Dead in Mexican Culture and it is a day to remember our loved ones that have passed away.
My abuelito (grandfather) loved Calabasa and she would make it in his honor. I think she still makes it, along with other of his favorite foods.
The Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton, is having a Day of the Dead Festival tomorrow from 5pm to 9pm. The Free festival features Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico, Day of the Dead Altars, sugar skulls and storytelling. There is a family friendly kid corner that features crafts designed for the kiddos.
Where: Muckenthaler Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833
What: Day of the Dead Festival
Time: 5pm to 9pm