October 28, 2009
Written by Cory Chandler
Day of the Dead traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
Texas Tech University’s Unidos por un Mismo Idioma and The Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center will host the 5th annual Celebración del Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 29) in the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.
Day of the Dead is an annual celebration observed by Hispanic and Latin cultures. The celebration honors family members and friends who have passed away that return in spiritual form on these two days to celebrate with loved ones.
The guest speaker for the Day of the Dead Dinner is Mary J. Andrade, author of "Day of the Dead: A Passion for Life."
Tickets are free and available in room 170 of the Administration Building at the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center, or call (806) 742-8681 to reserve tickets.