Jose Sosa, Treasurer at Mex Soc, commented:
“Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of life. In Mexican culture death is part of life and as such it should be celebrated. It represents a joyful occasion to remember the departed ones through their favourite living experiences.”
You might already be familiar with the festival thanks to the popularity of calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls) in popular culture around the world. The sugar skull and skeleton symbol, often decorated with flowers and other adornments, is an icon of Día de los Muertos, and their creation will feature as part of our celebrations this year in moulding and painting sessions. There will also be altar (or ofrenda) making, as participants create another recognisable symbol of the festival.
Led by the Mexican Society and numerous other student groups from around the Union, there are plenty of activities and performances happening as part of our Día de los Muertos celebrations.