The Day of the Dead Celebration: Home
The Day of the Dead (día de los muertos) is a holiday celebrated in many parts of the world, but especially in Mexico and areas of Central and South America. Observed between 11/1-11/2, it's a time to honor the lives and memories of dead loved ones.
La Santa Cecilia - Calaverita
Photos From Our 2018 Event!
Books in the JKM Collection
COMING SOON: 2021 Día de los Muertos Event Series
Join us again in fall 2021 for Chatham University's annual Día de los Muertos event series! Day of the Dead is a special celebration practiced throughout many Spanish speaking countries with indigenous roots. The celebration is different in every culture and is intended to celebrate life. In the past, this event series has offered educational presentations from Professor Mildred López's Spanish LNG161 and LNG261 classes, who lead a presentation on the history and culture of this international holiday. This event has included games, crafts, and traditional refreshments. The second event in the series is lead by Dr. Elsa Arce from Counseling Services and includes a discussion on how to cope with grief, celebrate life, and honor both. A presentation from Professor López explains how women in Piura, Peru cope with the loss of children, and help each other as a community across generations. Stay tuned for details on when we will be bringing this event series back in the fall of 2021! These events are hosted as part of Chatham's Latinx Heritage Month celebrations and organized by Modern Languages, the JKM Library, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Counseling Services.
Read about our past events here: