Colorado State University – Pueblo will celebrate the Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, with a prayer vigil, dancing, explanatory video, and altar exhibit from noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 in the Occhiato University Center Great Hall. The event is sponsored by the Catholic Campus Ministry, Chicanos Studies Program, Spanish Program, M.E.Ch.A., Mujeres Unidas de CSU-Pueblo, President’s Office, and the Office of Student Activities.
A 20-minute video and handouts on the meaning and tradition of the Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) will be available throughout the day in the OUC Galeria Pequena. Two separate student organizations will conduct fundraisers as M.E.Ch.A. will sell tamales and Mujeres Unidas will sell Día de los muertos t-shirts. In addition, several food items will be offered free, including atole and pan de muerto from Mexico (plain round sweet bread sprinkled with white sugar and a crisscrossed bone shape on top) and colada morada and guaguas de pan from Ecuador.
Día de los muertos altars will be on display at the OUC Great Hall. A non-denominational prayer vigil will be held at the OUC Great Hall for those who have passed on. At the vigil, attendees may honor their loved ones by placing a photo of them at the designated prayer table.
The day and evening time slots both will feature performances by Toch.tli Aztec Dancers and Native American Group.
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