Cultural Paper - Sydney Schubert Seora Goddard Spanish...

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Sydney Schubert Señora Goddard Spanish 201-04 10 November 2012 A. Introduction: On Thursday, the first of November, I attended El Día de los Muertos event in the Gallagher Student Center. The speaker for the event was Juan Vargas. Juan spoke in English, but also speaks Spanish, so there was not an interpreter. The event was hosted by the Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) in the Clock Tower Lounge in Gallagher, and also at the fountain located near Albers Hall and Hinkle Hall. B. Summary: At the event, many students of Xavier gathered to learn about the Hispanic culture and its important events and holidays. The event began with Juan Vargas introducing himself and the Student Organization of Latinos, also known as, SOL. He then began to speak about the origins and history of El Dia de los Muertos, where it is celebrated, who celebrates it, preparations for the holiday, and more. El Día de los Muertos dates back to indigenous pagan cultures with rituals to celebrate the life of ancestors. In remembrance, skulls were commonly kept and then put out during the celebratory ritual to symbolize death and rebirth. On November 1, the lives of children and infants are honored, and on November 2, the lives of adults who have passed are honored. The day to honor the children and infants can also be referred to as El Día de los Inocentes.
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  • Spring '13
  • Goddard
  • Spanish, English-language films, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Hispanic, Spanish people, El Día de los Muertos

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