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UVAQ’S 2015 ALTAR AND CATRINA CONTEST

Morelia, Michoacán. October 28th 2015. UVAQ Santa Maria Campus. The Altar and Catrina Contest was successfully held with the participation of all our undergraduates. The first and second positions were won by Communication Sciences undergraduates for the second consecutive year.

The celebrations for the Day of the Dead included a music concert on the esplanade of building B, the presentation of a theater play, as well as a dance exhibition, all organized by students from the university.

The altars’ topics were various, the most outstanding ones were those dedicated to the deceased as a result of the migrant and refugee humanitarian crisis in Europe, particularly with the issue of Syria and Lebanon. Additionally, one of the altars was dedicated to Roberto Gómez Bolaños (the “Chavo del 8” character) who died this year.

The Day of the Dead is the most representative tradition of Mexican culture that honors the deceased, the 1st and 2nd of November. It is celebrated in Mexico and in some Central American countries, as well as in many United States communities, where there is a large Mexican and Central American population. UNESCO has declared this celebration as Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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