Día de los Muertos celebrations begin next week!
The Latino Staff Association (LaSA) invites all Oakland colleagues to join them in this year’s celebration of Día de los Muertos AKA Day of the Dead. Día 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. Día de los Muertos is a joyous celebration reminding all of us to enjoy life and to celebrate and honor the lives of loved ones who have died. Join LaSA’s celebrations!
Sugar skull decorating
Join LaSA and the Crafts Club to decorate your very own sugar skull on Nov. 1, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Oakland Broadway building, room 8001. Please RSVP here by Oct. 27. See photos from a previous year.
Virtual and physical ofrendas
One of the main traditions connected with Día de los Muertos is building private altars called ofrendas. Ofrendas honor those who have died by displaying photos or other mementos of departed loved ones. In partnership with UC Legal, LaSA will set up physical and digital ofrendas. Colleagues are invited to participate by sharing loved ones’ photos or other mementos.
- Oakland and UCPath colleagues: Bring your physical mementos to the Oakland Franklin building lobby and the UCPath Center to place on the decorated ofrendas from Oct. 26 – Nov. 2. Please label your mementos with your name.
- Colleagues at all locations: Visit the virtual ofrenda at any time to post your virtual tribute to loved ones who have died. Use the comment form to share a photo and description.
For questions, contact Alina.Tejera@ucop.edu.Tags: Dia de los Muertos, LaSA