With an extensive exhibit, live music and Mexican pastries, students and staff at College of the Canyons commemorated “Day of the Day” Tuesday.
Dia de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” is a multi-day, traditional holiday celebrated Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 throughout Mexico and Latin America. It dates back to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and is meant to honor ancestors, family and friends who have died.
Participants traditionally celebrate the holiday with sugar skulls, marigolds, altars, food and more.
COC’s multidisciplinary exhibit featured student drawings, jewel skulls, a genealogical tree and an altar from many of the college’s departments.
Students involved in the art, anthropology, biology, culinary arts, ESL, honors, modern languages and theatre departments worked together to bring the holiday to life.
The exhibit culminated Tuesday to honor of the holiday and to acknowledge the contributions of departments and student clubs.
Twenty-five students from the Universidad Tecnologica de Leon in Mexico studying English as
a Second Language at COC also spoke to attendees about the significance of the holiday in their country.
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