Sponsored by the PSU branch of Moviemiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (Chicano Student Movement), or
MEChA, PSU’s Dia de los Muertos celebration provided students and faculty the opportunity to celebrate the Mexican holiday yesterday.
Dia de los Muertos, otherwise known as the Day of the Dead, consists of festivities to acknowledge and remember family members who have passed away. It takes place Nov.1 and Nov. 2. A traditional celebration often includes family reunions at burial plots, the preparation of traditional celebratory foods, the placement of offerings at altars, and various religious rites. While the specific festivities vary depending upon the cultural region, the intent remains the same: to remember those who are lost but not forgotten.