Students, others celebrate the dead

The Spanish program celebrated Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Oct. 31 with an altar honoring the dead.

The international holiday is usually celebrated on Nov. 2 in Latin America. For Del Mar’s event, students in the Spanish 1411 class made art and supplied food. The room was decorated with paper flowers and an altar honoring deceased loved ones. 

“It is celebrated all over the world, and in a very special way in Mexico. We are doing this to honor and celebrate the day,” said Javier Morin, associate professor of foreign languages.

The celebration, on the second floor of the Coles Building, was taped for the local Univision news.

The Career Readiness Institute also held a Día de los Muertos celebration on Oct. 28 in the White Library.

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