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Day of the Dead Celebration

Come join Sister Cities of Louisville's Quito Ecuador Committee

for this family friendly event

 as we immerse in Quito's culture while

celebrating "Día de los Muertos" or Day of the Dead.

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We will be celebrating with traditional Ecuadorian bread and drink.

The baby shaped bread, called "guagua" can be decorated

with colored icing by children.

Saturday November 1st, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00PM

Where: SCL's office, 620 South Third Street Suite 100,  Louisville, KY 40202

R.S.V.P.: by Wedensday October 29, 2014 to sclou@sclou.org or by phone at 502-574-3397

For more information please see the 2014 Day of the Dead Page

 

What is Sister Cities?

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the People-to-People idea. His intention was to involve individuals and organized groups at all levels of society in citizen diplomacy, with hope that personal relationships, fostered through city, county and state affiliations, would lessen the chance of future world conflicts. Recognizing the importance of involving all citizens in world diplomacy, he called upon the nation's cities as the centers of opportunity, expression and economic growth, to unite with communities around the world in building a solid structure of world peace. At the core of all sister cities relationships is an agreement, signed by the Mayors of each city, reflecting their mutual commitment to building bridges between governments, businesses and individuals. Today, through formal Sister Cities affiliations governed by Sister Cities International, 2,400 Sister Cities relationships are bringing citizens together.

Louisville's nine sister cities and years of partnership are:

·Montpellier, France (1954)

· Quito, Ecuador (1962)

· Tamale, Ghana (1979)

· Mainz, Germany (1994)

· La Plata, Argentina (1994)

· Perm, Russia (1994)

· Jiujiang, PR China (2004)

· Leeds, England (2006)

· Adapazari, Turkey (2012)