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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with LaSA!

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays. It is celebrated on November 1 (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls Day) in Mexico and in some parts of Central and South America. This joyous celebration reminds us to enjoy life and to celebrate and honor the lives of loved ones who have died. Read more about Day of the Dead.

All employees are welcome to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Latino Staff Assembly (LaSA) during community activities next week!

Honor lost loved ones at the UCOP Ofrenda

One of the main traditions connected with Dia de los Muertos is building private altars called ofrendas. Ofrendas honor those who have died by displaying pictures or other mementos of lost loved ones and decorating the altar. LaSA will display a large Dia de los Muertos ofrenda in the Oakland Franklin building lobby, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Please consider bringing a picture or memento of a deceased friend, relative or pet to add to the altar. If you bring a photo, consider adding an explanatory note and include your name on the back so we know who the photo belongs to.

Join colleagues in decorating sugar skulls

LaSA and the UCOP Crafts Group will be offering another Day of the Dead tradition — sugar skull decorating — on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Franklin room 5320. There is a $5 suggested donation to cover the cost of the supplies. Download an informational flyer.

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