Dia de los muertos celebrates tradition

Amanda Rhoades

The San Diego City College Languages Department, in partnership with the World Cultures Program, hosts its annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Nov. 1 to remember those who have passed.

City College is the only school in the district that holds a Día de los Muertos celebration, despite San Diego’s large Spanish-speaking population and location near the border of Mexico.

The event was started by City Spanish professor Rosalinda Sandoval eight years ago as a course learning activity for her students. Candice Lopez, City professor of Graphic Design/Visual and Performing Arts, who was at the time a student of Sandoval’s, helped turn it into a campus celebration in which all students could take part.

Día de los Muertos is day of remembrance in Mexican culture for those who have passed. City College students will construct altars in the traditional style, and make offerings to their loved ones’ spirits.

The event will take place on Nov. 1 in D121A/B from 10 – 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Spanish Club by visiting their webpage at www.citycollegespanishclub.weebly.com.