Dia de Muertos

Dia de Muertos
October 17, 2018
1:30-4 p.m.


SIPAT sponsors the Día de Muertos — or Day of the Dead — cultural & educational celebration in Fall. Everyone is invited and there is no participation fee.

The Día de Muertos celebration is located on the south side of the CCE campus, centered in Redwood Park. This location allows all entertainment, food, activity booths and families to be in one large, open space. With the open, grassy space, everyone can bring a blanket, chair and picnic and settle down for an afternoon of fun. 

Performances, Crafts, Activities and Food

The highlight of the event is the performances. There are a variety of CCE student and professional performers, including dancers, poets, and musicians. Students love the variety of activities available, including Día de Muertos facepainting, loteria, sugar skull pressing, tortilla pressing, mural painting, skull rock painting, and more.

Meso-american food is also provided; for example, hot chocolate, popcorn, and nopal and frijol salad. Corn, beans, cactus, and chocolate are examples of food native to meso America.

Community Altar

There is also a large community altar. Note that "altar" in this instance is a cultural word which means a “display of remembrance.” Members of the CCE community are invited to bring photos and other items for the community altar.

About Día de Muertos

To read more about this cultural tradition, please visit the links below: