Celebration of the Day of the Dead at AUC

02Nov2017 18:00 - 20:30

Lecture

The celebration of the Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican tradition, combining the Pre-Hispanic tradition of honouring the dead with Spanish influences of the Catholic Church. Throughout Mexico and in other parts of the world, Mexicans remember their departed on 2 November. This blended (mestizo) cultural celebration is recreated yearly at AUC for faculty, students and visitors interested in learning about Mexican culture. All are invited to bring a memento or photo of their loved ones to place on the altar created by students. The traditional bread of the dead and songs of Mexico will close the evening.

Speakers:

 Dr. Martha Montero-Sieburth is a lecturer at AUC in the social sciences and is an educational anthropologist who specialises in the collection of Mexican traditions.

Special Presentation of Soprano singer:  Silvia Gabriela Brizuela Meza, student at the Conservatory of Music in Utrecht.

The Bread of the Dead is made possible by Angelica Cabrera, owner of Ay Caramba, a bakery specialising in Mexican breads and food. 

Location:  Room 2.01
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor:  Dr. Melanie Eijberts

 

Published by  Amsterdam University College