Celebrating, honoring, and remembering where the positive themes at a Day of the Dead reception.
Aurora University recently opened their “Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico” exhibit. The display at the Schingothe Museum Educational
Gallery celebrates the Mexican Festival Dia De Los Muertos.
People celebrate the holiday by welcoming home visiting spirits of deceased relatives with family reunions and sacrificing special foods.
“It’s this odd holiday where you have dancing skeletons and people don’t quite know what to do with it,” Museum Executive Director Meg Baro said. “But, it’s really a celebration of the people who passed away.”
The University displayed their own artifacts along with a traditional altar created by students. The school possesses over 5 thousand artifacts.
“We have a number of Latino Students and they made the altar,” said Baro. “So it was a wonderful collaboration.”
The Field Museum in Chicago provided the traveling 26 piece art collection.
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