Posted: October 29th, 2018
Join the UCF Libraries in celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. This is a traditional Mexican holiday when families and friends gather to honor and remember those that have died. Typically on Day of the Dead, elaborate altars are created and offerings are made to aid loved ones on their spiritual journey.
Friday, November 2
11:00 am- 1:00pm, main floor
Dia de los Muertos Craft Table – color calaveras (skulls), and make marigolds and papel picado, which are often used to decorate altars honoring the deceased
1:30pm – 3:00pm, Library 223
Documentary film screening with introduction and discussion by Anthropology professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Mexico from the BBC “Feasts” series:
Series in which food writer and presenter Stefan Gates immerses himself in some of the most extraordinary feasts and festivals on earth. By joining ordinary people in these strange and wonderful distillations of their culture and beliefs, he hopes to gain a revelatory insight into how the world thinks and feels. Stefan goes on a wild emotional and spiritual rollercoaster ride, starting with a teenage girl’s bizarre coming-of-age ceremony and ending with the Day of the Dead, a cacophonous cross-cultural festival of the senses during which Mexicans truly believe that their loved ones come back from the dead for three days every year to spend the day with them.
For more information about Día de los Muertos events in the library and related UCF resources visit: guides.ucf.edu/dayofthedead