On a beautiful fall day, our friends from Latino Princetonians – Lisa M. Linn de Barona and Oscar Torres-Reyes – enabled us to experience El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) as it is celebrated in Mexico and other South American cultures on November 1st and 2nd. They even built an ofrenda (altar) to honor the dead (some IEGAP members brought the photos of their deceased loved ones). The celebrations developed from pre-Columbian cultures (the Aztecs, the Mayans, the Olmecs), today this holiday is celebrated by families and friends gathering together. This tradition is currently part of Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. We learned who La Catrina is, what…
In honor of Día de los Muertos our friends from Latino Princetonians: Lisa M. Linn de Barona and Oscar Torres-Reyna will be presenting at the next Lunch and Language event in Spanish . We welcome you to bring a picture of and/or something important to a loved one who has passed to add to our community ofrenda. If you do, please remember to take it with you when the event is over.