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Texas Tech to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

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The Texas Tech campus and Lubbock will be busy with Día de los Muertos events; a ballet performance, music, food and an ofrenda are part of the commemoration.

The Texas Tech Library will host a Día de los Muertos celebration from 6-9 p.m. Friday in the Croslin Room (2802 18th St.).

A Ballet Folklorico Fiesta del Sol performance, guest speakers, free food and mariachi music will be featured as part of the evening. The event will also feature an interactive exhibit titled “Remember Me”/“Recuérdame,” an ofrenda, or altar in which faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome to bring and place photos or mementos commemorating and celebrating the lives of deceased family and friends.

Crafts and other activities also will be available.

“Celebrating Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a living expression of culture and traditions passed down from generation to generation,” said Esther De Leon, adviser for the student organization Unidos por un Mismo Idioma and assistant librarian at the University Library.

“Sharing the Latino/Hispanic culture, and specifically this celebration, not only educates others of the rich heritage we come from, but also gives us a common ground where we are united in celebrating the lives of our loved ones who have passed before us.”

The celebration is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot R-11 (band lot) southeast of the University Library.

The event is co-sponsored by Texas Tech’s Unidos por un Mismo Idioma, the Hispanic Student Society, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the University Library.

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