Celebration of the Day of the Dead at AUC
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.
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|