Monday, November 01, 2010

Day of the Dead Presentations

Photos by Joel Bullock

Tomorrow brings our ninth annual presentation of the Day of the Dead altars. The students of Eric Vaccarella's Spanish 301 (Conversation) class will present their work in Spanish on the library's Main Floor. It all starts tomorrow, November 2, at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Vaccarella will be on hand to answer questions about the altars (ofrendas) and the Día de los Muertos tradition in English.

Last Thursday was our Day of the Dead set up day. This has long been one our favorite days in the library. For about an hour or so, Dr. Vaccarella and his students engage in a flurry of activity. When the time is up, the library foyer is transformed into a festive scene of candy skulls, colored tissue paper (papel picado,) and cempasuchil flowers (known as the flower of the dead, or "flor del muerto" in their native Mexico.)

The entire community is invited to see the altars when our students present their work tomorrow. Also, don't miss Joel Bullock's photos on our Facebook and Flickr.

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