Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Día de los Muertos
This week, the Ministry Center is asking for pictures of loved ones who have past in order to celebrate and remember them for the communion of saints. This is a tradition with roots in several cultures. In several Hispanic countries, specifically Mexico, it is called Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. This day is about remembering loved ones and celebrating their lives. Above is a picture of traditional sugar skulls from Mexico that are decorated for the occassion.
I know in years past, OLA, the Organization of Latin American students, or the foreign language department has sponsored a traditional Día de los Muertos ceremony in the chapel. I went my freshman year and really enjoyed learning about the tradition and other cultures.
I haven't heard or read anything about a similar event this year. Dominican has a strong Hispanic presence and think a lot of the school would enjoy it. Has anyone else heard any word about a Día de los Muertos celebration?
Image from the gothamist.com