Celebrating Day of the Dead at SJCC
Wednesday, October 30th
COURTESY OF ANDY NGUYEN
SJCC’s Latino Education
Association and Department of Art students invite you to celebrate the Day of the Dead and enjoy the community Artwork by SJCC students and community artists. The exhibit will be on display October 11th to November 4, 2013. We welcome you to join the weekly activities leading up to the closing receptions on on October 30, 2013. The art gallery is located at 2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA. 95128. Gallery hours will be Monday through Thursday, 10:00 to 4:00 PM. Come join the festivities at the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center.
The annual celebration will include a decorated altar (everyone is welcomed to bring something to honor a deceased loved one), live music, free snacks and refreshments, and fun. This event is free and open to all San Jose City College students.
The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and observed in many other part of the world. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
The celebration traditionally occurs Nov. 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls' Day on Nov. 2.
Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.