“EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS” The Day of the Dead Commemoration
STARTS: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM
3rd Floor Atrium
All CTU Community members are invited to join our El Dia De Los Muertos commemoration by bringing a photo of a deceased loved one and place it on the altarcito (small home altar). Come and see the altar of remembrance organized by the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program. We will have a short prayer service for our dead starting at the Altarcito
El Dia De Los Muertos honors our deceased loved ones. The origin of this Mexican tradition dates back to the Aztec culture. For three thousand years, the indigenous people of Mexicohave been mocking death in an annual festival. When the Spaniards brought Christianity to Mexico, the Nahuatl liturgical practice was brought en conjunto with the Christian tradition. The tradition now includes both Roman Catholic and Nahuatl elements. At the heart of it, El Dia De Los Muertos is a beautiful celebration of life: death does not have the final word, life does.
November 1st, All Saints Day, is set aside for the remembrance of deceased infants and children. November 2nd, All Souls Day, is set aside to honor those who have died as adults.