This is what the Chicano Caucus says about the celebrations:
“Rooted in Mexican Catholicism and indigenous history, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration of All Soul's Day. It is a celebration of life and death where we honor our loved ones who have passed and remember their contributions to life. Tradition calls for the building of an altar and celebratory Mariachi music. The altar consists of pictures of people who have passed away, food, candles, and small objects that remind us of those who have left us.”
of gloriously delicious Mexican food still took place at the rain location of Casa Latina, where students shared
spokenword, poetry, thoughts, and calaveritas (traditional Día poems honoring the dead) during an open-mic. The event took place on Saturday, October 29th, 7pm-9pm.