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Dia de los Muertos

Lorna Probasco

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Pan de Muerto, or bread of the dead, is a traditional Mexican bread eaten to celebrate el Dia de Los Muertos.

 

Matachines, a traditional dance group from San Juan Diego, perform ritual dances in honor of the dead.

 

Father Peter Walsh blesses the altar in Ragsdale lobby where students placed notes and pictures of deceased loved ones throughout the week.

 

Student band Mariachi Alas de Oro performs in the Ragsdale Center lobby, with featured  vocalist Clarissa Deleon.

 

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Dia de los Muertos, Spanish for Day of the Dead, is a two day celebration originating in Mexico. On November 1st and 2nd of each year, thousands participate in a celebration honoring the dead. These two days are known as All Saints Day and All Souls Day respectively. They are observed by many in remembrance of loved ones. St. Edward’s College Assistance Migrant Program and Campus Ministry hosted festivities such as traditional dancing, mariachi music, and the collaborative creation of an altar for students to pay tribute to deceased loved ones.

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