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Global Diversity Awareness – Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival
Join the Penn State Health Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a celebration and awareness event of the upcoming Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!
Dia de los Muertos is a two-day festival that takes place every Nov. 1 and 2. Although most strongly identified with Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Latin America and everywhere with a Latinx population, including Los Angeles, California. Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (National Geographic).
This event is an opportunity to raise awareness about this festival and Latin American culture, as well as build an inclusive culture for our patients and employees with origins in these regions.
How to Participate:
Stop by the cafeterias of your community hospital, between Noon and 1:30 p.m. and between 5 and 6:30 p.m. (or while supplies last) to write a message honoring your loved one(s) on the little blank cards at the display, and place it on the table. You can also pick up coloring pages and an informational flyer to learn more about the festival.
Supplies are limited, so please be sure to stop down early, and don’t forget to “Check In” by scanning the QR code on the table.
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We hope to see you there!