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Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3

Dia de los Muertos Altar at the Global Hub
(All day)
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
Contact Email:

Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

“Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.”

All Saints Day, Guatemala
Around the world, people do things to remember their loved ones in different ways. It can be through celebrations and festivities or quiet prayer and mourning. In Guatemala, the most important holiday to pay respect to the deceased is on November 1, All Saints Day, or Día de Todos Santos. On this day, the country transforms into a lively exhibition of remembrance filled with flowers, artistic decorations, and food. Locals also make and fly kites to connect with the deceased, and huge kites take over the skies of Santiago and Sumpango, (in Sacatepequez) where the largest kite festivals take place yearly. (https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539)



October 29 to November 3, 2020—GLOBAL HUB (Posvar Hall)

Pitt Students are cordially invited to visit our ALTAR, and add items in remembrance of your loved ones. Please follow COVID-19 social distancing rules while visiting and placing items on the altar.


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Virtually Remembering Together/Recordando Juntos
Live Music with TRIO NOVA at LA PALAPA,Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar: https://www.facebook.com/LaPalapaPgh and CLAS FB: https://www.facebook.com/clas.pitt
Call (412) 586-7015 to reserve a table: 1st reservation at 4:30pm and 2nd reservation at 7:00pm

OFRENDAS with Lisa DiGioia –Nutini
Share ofrendas, your artwork, your music, your poetry. Share your feelings, your joys and your sorrows in a chat room. Let’s remember them together. In solidarity, in unity, and in hope.


Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00am

Virtual Lesson about el Día de los Muertos and the Day of the Saints with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini and Manuel Roman-Lacayo. Schools, families, students and the community are welcome!

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/y3dyw4jx

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
Combining traditional dia de los Muertos music with liberal political protest music. visit: https://www.facebook.com/djGringaMorena
(Not suitable for children under 16)

For information about these events, email: clas@pitt.edu

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies, the GLOBAL Hub, the UCIS Engagement Team & the International Week Committee at the University of Pittsburgh in association with La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar, and Mexico Lindo (Lisa DiGioia-Nutini).