SOLD OUT - FREE Lecture: History & Meaning of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca - Friday, October 29, 2021

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This is a FREE event, with seating in the Salon. You are still required to book it!

Any FREE events that are "sold out" can only be attended by those booked into the event.

It is mandatory to wear a mask at all times in the Library.

Event Type: Lecture

Presenter(s): Mario Lopez

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 5:00

Where: Oaxaca Lending Library

Description: In this presentation we will learn about the historical origin of the "Day of the Dead". How it was blended into a perfect syncretism that gathers ancient and Christian beliefs. Also we will learn how this celebration is observed nowadays.The different symbolic items that are used on the altar to welcome the the spirits of the dead and some other interesting facts.
“Death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey.”
― Debasish Mridha

Photos and mementos are welcome to be displayed on the altar.
Refreshments will be served.

Day of the Dead Presenter
Mario López currently works as an interpreter, tour guide and traditional healer. He comes from a Zapotec family in the Sierra Sur and speaks Zapotec. He became a healer through his Grandmother who was also a healer. He studied languages at UABJO and worked for an American organization as an interpreter. Through this contact with foreigners he realized that he really enjoyed sharing about his city and culture. It pleases him to talk about the wonders of Oaxaca—its traditions and values which make this society special and unique.

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