Dia de los muertos

Deb Sci Petersen

Vibrant colors, food, and the sweet fragrance of incense are a few of the many items displayed on the altars for Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 2 in the City College Faculty Lounge.

City College students were asked to demonstrate how this holiday is celebrated across Mexico and the local Mexican communities. Professor Maria “Lupita” Adame, who is originally from the Northeast of Mexico explains how celebrating Dia de Los Muertos made her appreciate this rich tradition and own culture even more.

“By setting up the altar to honor Michael Jackson, my classmates and I had a better understanding to how this day is a celebration of his life and his achievements,” Spanish student Antonio Savage said. “It should be a colorful day, filled with life.”