Marquette University Student Government invites the campus community to celebrate “Day of the Dead” with free sweets on Friday, November 1 in the Alumni Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature traditional treats such as sweet bread and chocolate skulls. Hot chocolate and coffee will also be served.
“Day of the Dead,” also known as “Dia de los Muertos,” is a Hispanic holiday dedicated to celebrating the lives of loved ones who have died through food and festivities.
Rather than mourn the dead and offend their souls, the holiday celebrates the lives of those who have passed with food, festivals and other activities that the dead would have enjoyed during their life. In addition to the lively festivities, friends and family traditionally gather to honor the lives of those who have passed by building private altars featuring sugar skulls, marigolds and the deceased’s favorite foods and beverages.
All Marquette students are invited to join MUSG, the Latin American Student Organization and the Center for Intercultural Engagement at this free, daylong event to celebrate the lives of loved ones on the second floor of the AMU.