Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Día de los Muertos, October 31st

For the seventh consecutive year, Carmichael Library celebrates Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead in English.) Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage living in the United States and Canada. The holiday is dedicated to the remembrance of friends and relatives who have died.

Following the customs of this tradition, the library's foyer will contain ceremonial altars built by students of Dr. Eric Vaccarella's Spanish classes. The altars will be constructed on the morning of Friday, October the 24th, and will be on display through the first days of November.

The library invites all members of the UM community to meet Dr. Vaccarella's students when they present their work at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Friday, October 31st. Refreshments will be served.

You may RSVP for Día de los Muertos or see photos from last year's event on Facebook.

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