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  • Day of the DEAD LECTURE - Dia de los muertos from Pre-Hispanic Times to Today

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    Name: Day of the DEAD LECTURE - Dia de los muertos from Pre-Hispanic Times to Today
    Date: October 25, 2016
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Elaborately dressed female skeletons, mariachi bands playing in cemeteries, picnics on tombs heavily illuminated by candle light,amongst other extraordinary events happen on November 2nd in Mexico. On this day, Dia de los Muertos, the living and the dead share the same space, intermingle and celebrate. This fantastic tradition, as it is today, blends Pre-Hispanic and Catholic customs. The Mexican civilization believed souls went to a final resting place depending on how death came to the deceased. Children went to the Chichihuacuauhco, those who died by causes related to water went to Tlalocan, while those that died in war and women after giving birth went to Omeyocán and Mictlán claimed those accompanied by a Xólotl (big dog). It took four years to get to Mictlán and the relatives of the deceased provided all things necessary to make the trip.
    Location:
    The MYCincinnati
    Firehouse at 3120 Warsaw Avenue
    Price Hill

    Street Parking and additional parking spots will be available at the police Station across the street beginning at 6:30 P.M.
    Date/Time Information:
    October 25th, 2016
    7:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    (513) 287-7000
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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