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Oct 29 2018

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), 2018

October 29 - 31, 2018


UIC Latino Cultural Center


Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60612



Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center for this week-long celebration!

Communal Altar Installation

  • Monday, Oct. 29 - 12pm to 1:30pm
  • We invite you to participate in our annual communal altar installation by bringing a photo or a remembrance item of a departed loved one to place on our altar, which will be on display until Monday, Nov. 5th.

Calaveras, Cempazúchitl & Monarch Butterflies

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30 - 12pm to 4pm
  • Decorate a sugar skull, make paper cempazúchitl (marigold) flowers, create skull-shaped seed bombs to help preserve Monarch butterfly habitats, and honor departed loved ones through storytelling.

A Celebration of Life & Death

  • Wednesday, Oct. 31 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Enjoy a theatrical performance and traditional folk songs by Laura Crotte and learn about various rituals and traditions that honor departed loved ones through storytelling. Bring an object or photo of a departed loved one and share a story about them.

Where: LCC, Lecture Center B2

FREE admission

This program is co-sponsored by UIC student organizations: UIC Heritage Garden Student Group, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).

For more info, please call (312) 996-3095.

Poster: Dia de los Muertos week 2018 [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.


Edith Tovar

Date posted

Oct 16, 2018

Date updated

Oct 16, 2018