October 19, 2001

"Día de los Muertos"

Day of the Dead

Palomar College Library is hosting its annual Day of the Dead display from October 16 through November 14, 2001

Día de los Muertos is celebrated on November 1 and 2 in México, and is a time when families honor the memory of their departed relatives, not only by visiting the cemetery but by constructing altars or "ofrendas" to the spirits of the dearly departed.

The Library display will include items that would usually be components of an ofrenda, including papel picado (cut paper), calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), pan de muertos (bread of the dead) and alfeñique (small sugar paste objects). Also featured will be books, photograph and information on the work of master printmaker, Jose Guadalupe Posada, whose satirical images are often associated with the Day of the Dead.

Find out more about Día de los Muertos by visiting our website at: http://muertos.palomar.edu

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