Dia of the Dead to be celebrated in Student Services Center

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will be celebrated with a dinner and a dance at Saddleback College on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Student Service Center, Room 212.

Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo has been organizing the event for 20 years.

Formerly named “Dia de Los Muertos/Life After,” the celebration’s name was changed in an attempt to introduce a broader range of students to the ceremony.

The ceremony will include, Bread of the Dead, altars, as well as similar ceremonies from other countries such as Lebanon, Israel, Italy, Morocco, and Iran.

She explained there will be a small celebration from other countries to show how they honor their dead, but the ceremony will be focused on the celebration practiced in Mexico.

“We do mainly the Mexican Dia de Los Muertos, but we add traditions from other cultures,” Hernandez-Bravo said.

For further information on the event please contact Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo at [email protected] and co-advisor for the Equity and Diversity Committee, Amina Yassine at [email protected].