In Photos: Remembering The Dead At Noche De Ofrendas

Woman shown in skull makeup in front of a Dia de los muertos altar
Alice Herrera, a second year Chicano Studies M.A. candidate, dressed as La Muerte, performing a small skit at the Chicano House Oct. 27,2016 Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda

People shared personal stories of their deceased loved ones at Noche de Ofrendas, which was hosted by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.) last night at the Chicanx House.

The highlight of the event involved placing offerings at the many altars honoring family members that have passed.

Audience members also watched a performance that told a story about a man that had a near death experience. He saw images of his deceased parents who told him to respect the dead and change his ways.

People who performed in the small skit introducing themselves at the Chicanx House Oct. 27,2016
People who performed in the small skit introducing themselves at the Chicanx House Oct. 27,2016

This story communicated that eventually everyone dies and that disrespecting deceased loved ones is the worst thing that can be done.