El Dia de Los Muertos Altar (The Day of the Dead Altar)

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created by Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs (OMA), College of Medicine
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Oct 25, 2012 (All day)
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Nov 5, 2012 (All day)
Sunday - Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Arizona Health Sciences Library - Tucson campus (near the front entrance)

photo of Dia de los Muertos altarThe library is honored to host the Dia de los Muertos altar for the Arizona Health Sciences Center Community.  The altar was created by the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs (OMA), College of Medicine. Many countries celebrate the beginning of November as All Saints Day, All Souls Day or, in the Southwest and parts of the Americas, el Dia de los Muertos. This is a ritual blend of indigenous and Catholic traditions. El Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in many parts of the world as a time to remember loved ones and honor their memory. People go to gravesites with flowers, food and favorite beverages. Families decorate altars dedicated to their loved ones and surround them with pictures, flowers while sharing food, music and dance to celebrate the continuity of Life and Death.

All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a photo or offering to contribute to the altar.

Photo courtesy of Office of Outreach & Multicultural Affairs, University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Last updated Mar 7, 2018 by Jane Prescott-Smith