El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration with Ofrenda

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Day of the Dead

El Día de los Muertos will be celebrated 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

The event is sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) and the Snite Museum of Art.

El Día de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that honors the dead and celebrates the lives of those who have gone before.

Celebrated on November 2 by people in Mexico, parts of Central and South America, and increasingly throughout the U.S., the Day of the Dead is not a mournful occasion, but a spirited holiday.

The event features an ofrenda (altar) by internationally known artist Ana Teresa Fernandez. The ofrenda, installed in the Hesburgh Center Great Hall will be available for viewing until November 3.

  • Artist talk at 6:45 p.m.
  • Film Screening of Cine Indigenista: El Dia En Que Vienen Los Muertos at 7:45 p.m. The film was recently re-released by Mexico’s National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI) as part of a series of films about indigenous peoples made over the last 50+ years
  • Music and dance by Mariachi ND, Ballet Folklorico Azul y Oro, and Coro Primavera de Nuestra Señora throughout the evening.