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Please join us as we come together to celebrate the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead! This event will be a celebration of the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead is a two-day celebration that takes place on November 1st and 2nd every year. The holiday is both solemn and lighthearted, with family members erecting an altar with candles, photographs, mementos, and the favorite foods and drink of departed loved ones. Even as respects are mournfully paid to the deceased, levity is a hallmark of this festival. Families and friends visit graves and one another, and recall their loved ones with joy and humor. At this time of great pandemic loss, we invite the MIT community to learn about this unique facet of Mexican culture and take comfort in its meaningful conception of death and remembrance.
The event will have two, asynchronous parts: