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Price Hill Las Alfombras 2017

  • MyCincinnati 3120 Warsaw Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45205 United States (map)

Join us for Price Hill Will's Second Annual Las Alfombras!

Check out photos from last year's event:
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Bring your friends and family and form a team to create a colorful woodchips "carpet" and compete for prizes!

Family-friendly art-making activities led by Lizzy DuQuette and Cincinnati Museum Center.

Guest performance by the MYCincinnati Percussionistas led by Ben Sloan.

Empanadas Aqui Food Truck will be there again with some delicious Venezuelan food!

Schedule:
2:00pm: Create and Build your Alfombra, and other art activities
4:00pm: Prizes given out for the most beautiful Alfombras
4:15pm: Parade feature the Percussionistas!

 

History:  "Las Alfombras" a Guatemalan term for carpet or rug.  These rugsare natural, aromatic carpets of flowers, pines, clover and fruits, which the Guatemalan residents put together and place in front of their homes. There are all kinds and shapes. Some are very long, even up to a kilometer, with colonial, Mayan, Roman or other original designs.  They are made during the 24 hours prior to the Holy Week procession. If more than one procession goes down a street a new carpet is made for each procession. Preparations for the carpets begin weeks, sometimes months, ahead. Carpets are started the day before the procession so that the carpets are finished just before the carriers of the float arrive to look its best.