Celebrate Día de Muertos with the SACNAS Ofrenda

Donna B

Donna B
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This year’s Día de Muertos is from October 31 until November 2, 2019, and SACNAS has graciously created an ofrenda on the upper level of the Eccles Library for everyone to visit and add to the alter.

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday when family and friends can gather and celebrate their loved ones who have died, and support them on their spiritual journey. Everyone is invited to add favorite foods, drinks, small objects or photos of those you wish to remember or pray over.

(and, please, do not eat the offerings until after the ofrenda is ready to be taken down)

For anyone interested in experiencing more, the Utah Cultural Center is also holding it’s annual Day of the Dead celebration on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is also having a Dia de los Muertos Celebration Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Enjoy entertainment for all ages: collaborative community altars, traditional live music, dance, and spoken word performances, art-making, food trucks, and more. Hear U professor Armando Solórzano at 11:30 am discuss his new book on the tradition, cultural religiosity, and anthropological aspects of Dia de los Muertos. See La ofrenda, a masterwork by world-renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera, on loan to the UMFA from Art Bridges. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

U faculty, staff, and students are admitted free.