Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Celebrate Day of the Dead at the UA

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click to enlarge An altar filled with offerings for those who have passed away. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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The UA's Mexican-American Studies students will be hosting this year’s Day of the Dead altar set up and showing on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The date Nov. 2 is traditionally recognized to give tribute and honor the lives of the deceased. In Mexican Indigenous tradition, death is seen as natural part of life and not something to be feared. As a memorial to the deceased, altars are set up as offerings that display images, favorite foods, and other tokens that were personal to the deceased. Marigolds, candles, pan de muertos, and sweets are also offerings set on altars.
This all day affair will begin on 8 a.m. with the altar viewings open to the public. This years student altars are dedicated to both national and local figures in social justice struggle and popular culture and to the lives of migrants crossing the desert.

Display images, favorite foods, marigolds, candles, pan de muertos, and sweets as offerings on the altar to the Cesar E. Chavez building (1110 James E. Rogers Way) in room 205 at this free event.

Get more information about the event on the UA's website.

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