A “Day of the Dead” altar will be unveiled with mementos from the life of Idaho Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa on Wednesday.
The event is set for 4 p.m. at the Consulate of Mexico, 701 Morrison Knudsen Dr., in Boise.
Henar Chico, who writes the “A Basque in Boise” blog, notes that Guillermo Ordorica, new Consul of Mexico to Boise, is a Mexican of Basque descent, “and very proud of his Basque heritage.”
For 52 years, Cenarrusa was the among the leading Basque politicians in the U.S., serving as speaker of the Idaho House and secretary of state. He died Sept. 29 at 95 and was warmly remembered from Boise to Spain.
Hot chocolate and a sweet roll “pan de muerto,” or bread of the dead, will be served. RSVPs are requested. Call the consulate at 954-8846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.