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Mexican tradition Dia de los Muertos on display

The third annual Dia de los Muertos Altars exhibit at Gallery Northwest in Tamarack Hall will close with a celebration of deceased loved ones on Monday, Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Weather permitting, the celebration will feature a reproduced cemetery, traditional Mexican music, food and hot chocolate.

"This has become a favorite show on campus," said Ann Fritz, director of both art galleries on campus. "Dia de los Muertos is a celebration for loved ones who have passed. This is a Mexican tradition. Altars share bits and pieces of the person with items that they loved. Food and drink are left for their souls.

Candles are burned to show a path back. Marigolds and mums are the flowers of choice. Skeletons in festive attire and positions are commonly seen."

For more information, please contact the Gallery Northwest at (219) 980-6891.

  
Published:

10-25-2004

Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
OMC
219-980-6802
kkintz@iun.edu
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