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Students Present Dia De Los Muertos Events Nov. 1 and 7

Oct. 17, 2012

woman with face painting

Sociology major Diana Espinosa shows her face painting at a Dia de Los Muertos event on campus last year.


Cal State Fullerton students will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 1 and 7 through special altar displays and contests, mariachi performances, Aztec dancing, face painting, sugar skull decorating, an art workshop and candlelight vigils. The events are free and open to the public.


Thursday, Nov. 1
In the Quad
Ssponsored by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) de CSUF
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — An altar competition kicks off festivities. Contestants are asked to start setting up at 9 a.m. Other activities throughout the day include face painting, sugar-skull decorating, free pan dulce and pan muerte (two traditional kinds of breads served on Day of the Dead), Aztec dance performances and a candlelight vigil, among other activities.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Plaza in front of the CSUF’s Humanities-Social Sciences Building
Sponsored by Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance (C@SA)
11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Altar-building workshops by muralist Daniel Martinez, sugar skull-making workshops, face-painting and story-telling presentations
11 a.m. — Aztec dance groups Xipe Totec and Coyolxauhqui performances
Noon — Folkloric dance troupe Folklor Pasion Mexicana performance
1 p.m. — Mariachi group Mariachi Sonidos De Mi Tierra! performance
7 p.m. — Candlelight vigil and closing ceremony


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.

More Info:

Contact MEChA about the Nov. 1 event at 657-278-3846; C@SA about the Nov. 7 event at 657-278-3839

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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