Chatham University

2nd Annual Day of the Dead Celebration: ¡Celebremos el día de los muertos!

Monday, October 21, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
JKM Library: Room 103

Every year, on November 1 and 2, families from different Spanish-speaking countries prepare a celebration to honor their departed loved ones, remembering their lives and celebrating their memories. Families gather to eat the favorite food of the departed person, listen to their favorite music, and share memories. This celebration has its roots in the traditions of indigenous cultures in parts of Mexico and South America. With the arrival of Hispanic civilization, this celebration was embedded and merged with the Catholic celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Currently, el día de los muertos has become a tradition with both indigenous and Hispanic roots.

At Chatham University, we are planning to build a communal altar for the Day of the Dead, make cempasuchil paper flowers, have a conversation about remembering departed loved ones, and taste delicious Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto (a special sweet bread), both prepared following traditional Mexican recipes. Please join us to celebrate el día de los muertos as part of Latinx Heritage Month. Sponsored by Modern Languages, JKM Library, Multicultural Affairs Office, Counseling Center.

Activities include:

- Day of the Dead Workshop and hands-on activity
- Presentation and a cempasuchil paper preparation by students from Spanish language courses
- Hands-on activity: altar building with offerings
- Mexican Chocolate and pan de muerto tasting

Registration and Directions

Register Online

Fee : Free

Event Contact Information

Jocelyn Codner
(412) 365-1619
j.codner@chatham.edu