University of Louisville students have been studying the diverse ways that the Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Latin America – and they are sharing aspects of the annual custom with the public on campus and off campus.
A downtown celebration plus public displays in UofL’s Ekstrom Library will mark the Hispanic custom of El Dia de los Muertos, which features social rituals of families honoring the cycle of life and death and remembering loved ones. The autumn events often feature personalized altars to commemorate the honorees.
Here’s an overview of Day of the Dead activities organized by the Latin American and Latino studies program and the Spanish section of the classical and modern languages department:
For information about the downtown events, contact Rhonda Buchanan at 502-852-2034 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about student altars at Ekstrom Library, contact Melissa Groenewold at 502-852-4748 or email@example.com.