“Día de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead, long celebrated in Mexican and other Latino cultures to honor the lives of  loved ones with music, food, and dancing, will be held at Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The annual celebration is sponsored by the CSUSB Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students and will be held at the Santos Manuel Student Union East Amphitheatre.

The event will also include ofrendas (an offering placed in a home altar during the annual and traditionally Mexican Día de los Muertos celebration) by student organizations, food, other activities, a museum exhibition, “Festival de Calaveras,” and a live calavera auction. All proceeds from the auction go directly to ALFSS Student Scholarships.

“Día de los Muertos” celebrations originated in the Mexican culture, but are also celebrated in many other Spanish-speaking regions. Usually families visit the gravesite of relatives and decorate them with food, flowers, and candles. These families will join surrounding families to celebrate the festivities of life and to honor the memories of their passed loved ones.

For questions about the event, contact Iwona Contreras at icontrer@csusb.edu.

For more information and for a schedule of the celebration events, visit ALFSS Dia de los Muertos.