The National Hispanic University (NHU) and Milagro Marketing are proud to present the Fourth Annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, festival at NHU on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will feature live music, cultural performances, children's activities, arts and crafts and a display of decorative altars and masks created by the community.
The Day of the Dead is a unique event where friends and families gather to celebrate, honor and remember the dead and the continuity of life.
At this year's festival, following an authentic Michoacán procession, the consul general of the Mexican consulate in San José, Carlos Ponce, will address attendees about the cultural importance of the Day of the Dead. Additionally, there will be music by Raul y Mexia and Minerva as well as a performance by mariachi San José and Ballet folkloric performers. There will also be a skate ramp demonstration, an artists' gallery and a lucha libre exhibition by Pro Wrestling Revolution.
This year's sponsors include AeroMexico, the YMCA, Councilman Xavier Campos' office, Univision, El Observador, TV Azteca TV, La Movida, La Oferta, The NHU Foundation, Alianza Metropolitan News, Latino College Prep Academy, CBS' 99.7 [NOW!], the Consulado General de México en San José, Revista Latino, Estrella TV and Mundo Fox.
For a complete schedule of events for NHU's Day of the Dead festival, please visit www.nhu.edu/dia_de_los_muertos/about/events.htm.
About The National Hispanic University
For more than 30 years, The National Hispanic University has provided Hispanic students and others with access to quality higher education. Located in San José, Calif., the university offers a diverse portfolio of online and campus-based undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, education, child development, computer science, criminal justice and psychology. Students are supported in a multicultural and collaborative learning environment that is based on Familia™, a personalized approach that fosters students' success through mutual respect and cultura. The National Hispanic University, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.