The Aztec Dance Club at Fresno State will celebrate Día de los Muertos at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, in the Free Speech Area on campus with ceremonial dances, speeches and music.
The Free Speech Area will become a brightly colored altar with papier-mâché skulls on display. Members of the student Aztec Dance Club, the community group Yoztaltepetl and volunteers will decorate the altar with marigolds, candles and brightly colored papel picado (cut paper).
The schedule for these day events is as follows:
- Thursday, Nov. 1 – 4 p.m. Native American songs sung by Jason Cerritos; 5 o’clock presentation on the Zapoteco celebration of Día de los Muertos; 6 o’clock Aztec dance ceremony.
- Friday, Nov. 2 – 4 p.m. Native American flute music performed by Luis Sanchez; 5 o’clock presentation about the altars’ significance; 6 o’clockAztec dance ceremony.
The free event is cosponsored by Fresno State’s Aztec Dance Club, Associated Students Inc. and El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA).