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Día de los Muertos

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Join the Libraries’ Diversity Committee in remembering and honoring lost loved ones with our interactive altar. Everyone is invited to decorate sugar skulls and to contribute dedications to display on our altar.

Día de los Muertos Celebration
Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 1PM
Lewis Library • Corboy Law Center, 6th Floor
Water Tower Campus

Monday, October 30, 2017 • 1PM
Klarchek Information Commons, 1st Floor
Lake Shore Campus

Join us in learning about a Hispanic cultural ritual known today as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Originally an indigenous ritual that merged with Catholic Theology, to make the ritual more Christian, the Spaniards moved it to coincide with All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day (October 31st through November 2nd), which is when it is celebrated today. Today, Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and in certain parts of the United States and Central America, and those celebrations differ depending on where you are. In Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles. They sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite foods of their loved ones. People spend the day in the cemetery decorating graves.

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