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KU Celebrates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrating the legacies that ancestors and deceased loved ones have left behind.

While the Day of the Dead may not be nationally recognized here in the United States, it’s important for us to understand and engage with other cultures. This is exactly what SUA helped KU students do on November 2, when they held their second annual Day of the Dead celebration.

They partnered with HALO and LAGO to put on an authentic event and it didn’t disappoint. The Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union was alive with students enjoying a mariachi band, face painting, pan dulce and more. Check out our gallery of pictures to see the celebration!

Photo credit: Jordan Winter