Puente Invites You to Come and Celebrate Dia de los Muertos Nov. 2

Puente Invites You to Come and Celebrate Dia de los Muertos Nov. 2

jpg-2016-dia-de-los-muertos-flyer-1The Puente Project at Merritt College is happy to extend an invitation to all faculty, staff, and students to celebrate el Día de los Muertos.

El Día de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican celebration that has been celebrated in many countries to memorialize the Circle of Life. On November 2nd, people prepare altars filled with pictures, candles, marigolds, toys, drinks, and food to honor their loved ones. Although this celebration is associated with the dead, it is not portrayed as a morbid or depressing time, but rather a period of life, happiness, color, food, family and fun.

Please join us in on this special day!

Feel free to add something special to our altar.

The event will take place on November 2nd and will begin promptly at 12:00 pm in the D-Quad.  Below is the program:

12:00 – 12:15pm         Danza Azteca from Berkeley High School – D Quad

12:15 – 12:20pm         Welcome

12:20 – 12:30pm         Danza Azteca

12:30 – 12:35pm         Calling out all Ánimas – Names of Our Loved Ones

12:35 – 12:50pm         Procession to R Building

12:50 – 1:05pm           Altar Offering – R Building Hallway

1:05 – 1:15pm             Significance of Día de Los Muertos

1:15 – 1:20pm             Song Offering

1:20 – 1:30pm             Breaking Bread

1:30 – 2:00pm             Closing

Hope to see you there!  Bring photographs of your deceased loved ones.  Fresh flowers as well!