The McAllen International Airport (MFE) recently celebrated the opening of its annual Ofrenda Exhibit, now on display through November 7, in the airport lobby.
“By putting up Ofrendas, families in Mexico remember their loved ones as part of Mexico’s Día de Muertos. The folklore vested around this holiday continues to enrich our community,” said McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos. “This is the fourth year we display an Ofrenda in the Airport lobby for the community and travelers visiting our city.”
Día de Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Like most celebrations, this exhibit’s opening was filled with traditional music and performances. The temporary Ofrenda exhibit takes inspiration from traditional elements including water, wind, earth, and fire; all believed to remember, and honor loved ones. MFE´s Ofrenda aims to capture and represent the uniqueness of McAllen´s cultural blend.
“This Ofrenda display will give the public a glimpse of what they can experience in Mexico around this time of the year and also celebrates the culture we have fostered in the city,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E.
McAllen International Airport invites the community to visit the exhibit anytime through Monday, November 7 in the airport lobby. The airport is located at 2500 S. Bicentennial Blvd.