The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) invites the NEOMED community to participate in the Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican multi-day holiday that honors loved ones who have passed away. The holiday can be traced back to the Aztec civilization, who observed month-long rituals to honor their ancestors. It has evolved over the centuries to three-day-long festivities beginning on the evening of Oct. 31. The day of the dead is not a day of sadness but rather a day of celebration and remembrance. In Mexico, it is traditional to go to the cemetery and build an ofrenda (altar) to commemorate the memories of the deceased. The ofrendas contain things like candies, small toys, photos, and other memorabilia. Families and friends also pray for the souls of the departed. NEOMED’s own ofrenda will be displayed in the Inclusivity Center. Everyone is invited to drop off a memento or photo of their loved one at the ofrenda at any time of the week. Please write your name on the back of the photo and retrieve your items by Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.
Join us in this celebration of life!
WHEN: Oct. 18 - Nov. 1
WHERE: Inclusivity Center.
-Submitted by Sarah Rader