Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Day of the Dead Exhibit at The Latin American Library

October 24th, 2018

The staff of the Latin American Library has prepared an altar celebrating the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos! Traditionally observed on November 2nd, Día de los Muertos is when we honor departed loved ones who have passed away. In Mexico, it is a time to remember the dead, but it is not a solemn occasion! Rather, it‘€™s a chance to poke fun at our own inevitable death, to express love, and to encourage the departed to return once more for a little while and visit with their family and friends. The celebration is a mixture of pre-Columbian rituals and Western Catholicism special occasion for communities to celebrate together. The Latin American Library invites you to join us in the fun!

Stop by the 4th floor of the Howard Tilton Memorial Library to see the Day of the Dead exhibit in the LAL special collections reading room and learn more about the history of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico. There are also free postcards of calaveras by Mexican graphic artist Jose Guadalupe Posada!

General Latin America + People
Oliver Houck
Professor - Law