Dia de Los Muertos celebration

Making Accessible and Effective Systems for Teachers Readiness Outcomes (MAESTRO) hosted a celebration in honor of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) outside of the Otter Student Union (OSU) main quad on the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus on Nov. 2.

An Avenida de Altares was set up on the steps of the OSU, and was the centerpiece in the prayer and honoring made by Movimiento Cosmico Indigenouse Dance & Culture.

During their ceremony they took time to talk to the audience, describing their traditions, as well as the significance behind their dances and rituals. They also had a list that students were able to write the last names of loved ones that had passed, which they read out loud in remembrance.

However, they made it clear that this was not a show meant to entertain, but rather a ritual meant to honor and remember loved ones that had passed away.

Students were also able to sample some traditional Mexican hot chocolate, as well as Pan de Muerto, a traditional sweet bread.

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