So you saw Coco, now what? Learn the cultural and spiritual significance of the holiday. Students, faculty, and the BYU community are invited to participate in the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos Celebración.
Día de los Muertos is a holiday blending Mesoamerican and Catholic European traditions to commemorate loved ones who have passed away. To honor these ancestors, an altar or ofrenda is built to offer safe passage for the souls of those passed to visit once a year. Food offerings, sweets, beverages, flowers, toys (for children), and holy symbols are placed on the ofrenda, along with photos of loved ones, to invite the spirits to join us once again for a happy celebration.
The most recognized and ornate Día de los Muertos traditions are found in Mexico. Recently, it has become increasingly popular among Latino communities worldwide, especially in the United States.
Docent-led discussions daily: 10:00 a.m., noon, and 2:00 p.m.
Mariachi Los Pumas perform: Friday, 1 November at 3:30 p.m.