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Mexico Days 2017: Dia de los muertos: Altar Making Competition

Date & Time:
November 2, 2017 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mac Hall South Courtyard

Join the Latin American Students' Association (LASA) for the Day of the Dead: Altar Making Competition. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has been celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries for many years as a day for the living to remember their departed relatives. "Ofrendas" (offerings) are set up on altars to honour those that have departed.  

LASA will be setting up altars beginning at 9 a.m. and participants from several Latin American Studies classes will participate by bringing photos, poems, letters or offerings in order to commemorate a special someone that has passed away. A representative from the Consulate of Mexico will determine the best altar at noon.  

This event is sponsored by LASA, Latin American Studies, and the Consulate of Mexico in Calgary. Contact for more information.

This event is free and open to the public for viewing. Come celebrate a beautiful part of Mexican culture! For interviews with last year's teams, check out LARC's videos.