Dia de los Muertos: A Play Presentation by Susanna Mercado
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

For Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), Mexican actress Susana Mercado will present "Los Muertos no estan solos" ("The Dead are not alone"). Dia de los Muertos is a religious tradition that blends Christian holidays with indigenous Mexican customs, foods, rituals, and material culture.

Susana Mercado's performance begins with a solemn procession in which the participants recite a poem. When the participants in the procession reach the place where the rest of the activities will happen, they place the last offerings and objects significant to the departed on the altar. The second part of the performance consists of poems, songs, and reflections on death. Finally, the event ends with dances in which the spectators dance with Catrinas, the dead dressed as women.

Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Age Groups: 
Debby Preiser