Unvailing of an Altar
BOISE, ID: On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, the Consulate of Mexico in Boise kicked off their celebration for the Díá de los Muertos by unveiling an altar to honor the late Peter Cenarrusa. According to Diego Simancas, Deputy Consul of Mexico in Boise, for the Día de los Muertos, “the tradition in Mexico is to honor our beloved ones, but also to dedicate our Altars to a public figure who recently passed away. Bearing in mind that this year we are celebrating the sesquicentennial of the establishment of the Idaho Territory
and the sesquicentennial of the foundation of Boise, the capital city of the State, the Consulate of Mexico has decided to dedicate its Altar to the memory of one of the greatest figures in history of Idaho: Pete Cenarrusa.”
City and State officials were present at the unveiling along with local companies, friends and family of the late Pete Cenarrusa. Guillermo Ordorica, Consul of Mexico in Boise, welcomed guests with traditional Mexican hot chocolate and “Pan de Muertos” baked fresh by a local pandería (bakery). Ordorica gave an introduction of the holiday’s history as well as the various items that adorned the Altar including handcrafted figures, candles, flowers, corn husks, personal items of Pete Cenarrusa and more.
The Altar will be up for the remainder of the week and is open to the public at the Mexico Consulate at 701 Morrison Knudsen Drive, Suite 102.