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Talk: Origins of Dia de los Muertos, presented by Dr. Yolanda Leyva

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe St.
El Paso, TX 79901
knoedlerjm@elpasotexas.gov
(915) 212-3163

Talk: Origins of Dia de los Muertos, presented by Dr. Yolanda Leyva

Join the Museum of History and the Public Library, Main Branch in learning about and celebrating the tradition of Dia de los Muertos.  El Dia de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead is a very ancient celebration, pre-dating the arrival of Europeans and is a widely celebrated commemoration among people of Mexican descent in both Mexico and the United States. UNESCO has proclaimed it part of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Come learn about the indigenous roots of El Dia de los Muertos and how we continue the ancient celebration today. This talk is given by Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva, an associate professor of History at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also director of the Borderlands Public History Lab and the Institute of Oral History. She specializes in borderlands and Mexican American history.

Enjoy this program free of charge

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