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Día de los Muertos

Rebecca Crown Library & Day of the Dead




Join Rebecca Crown Library, Palenque LSNA, and Comfort Station for our Viva La Vida event on October 30th from 3 PM- 8 PM to celebrate the Mexican tradition of honoring our loved ones who are no longer with us. Visit beautiful altars to invite our loved ones back for one night of celebrating life. We will be hosting artist-created Ofrendas, Aztec Dancers, a live DJ set by Vibes on Logan, and delicious mole catered by Chicago's most celebrated chef and the owner of Mi Tocaya Antojeria, Diana Davila.

We are super excited to host an incredible lineup of Latine/a/o drag performers with special performances every hour!

3:30 Bennie Boy, Reynosa 4:30 Sangria Whine, America Powers 5:30 Horchata, The Domm 6:30 Nena Dee, Cosmo Dragon 7:30 Chamilla Foxx, Cindy Nero, Ari Gato

It's an event you won't want to miss! If you have any questions, please contact Beronica Avila, Learning Commons Librarian 

Day of the Dead Celebrations

Pre-Columbian Customs & Beliefs

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By Unknown author

It is essential to note that, although the Day of the Dead is associated with Mexico and Mexico alone, its celebration coincides with pan-Roman Catholic feast days, specifically All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. The term Día de Muertos is essentially Mexican, although perhaps the earliest use of this term comes from a Catalan document produced on October 15, 1671, by the Barcelona silversmith’s guild in which reference is made to the Diada dels Morts. Throughout the Spanish-speaking world outside of Mexico, All Saints’ Day is generally called el Día de Todos Santos, while All Souls’ Day is referred to variously as el Día de Animas (Souls’ Day) or el Día de los Fieles Difuntos (the Day of the Faithful Deceased). In the state of Michoacán, the most popular term is la Noche de Muertos (the Night of the Dead), which emphasizes the importance of the all-night candlelight vigil on November 1-2 to the celebration of the holiday in this region.

--Credo entry fromEncyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture

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Día de los Muertos

What is the Dia de los Muertos?

FORGOTTEN is a 2017 short film by Victor J. Rodriguez about the meaning behind Dia de Muertos celebrations.

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