Honour for deceased

Day Of The Dead
Day Of The Dead
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The Day of the Dead is approaching. Well, four days actually.

The Latin American community in Sheffield is to commemorate Dia de Muertos, pictured, to honour the deceased, and disseminate the origins and meaning of their celebration.

“Día de Muertos is a celebration that focuses on gatherings of family and friends in remembrance of friends and relatives past, a celebration of communion, of memories, but most of all of life,” said a spokeswoman .

“Among the traditions associated with this celebration, an altar is built honouring the deceased with sugar skulls, marigolds and handcrafts, as well as photos, memorabilia, and the favourite food and beverages of the departed.”

There will be singing, dancing and poetry throughout the four days from October 31 to November 4.

The events will take place in Sheffield Hallam University’s Cantor Building and Artistic night Friday October 2 will feature obscure short stories artist and writer Helen Blejerman. Song La llorona with Jorge Puebla and Claudio Salas, Mexican dances by Son de América.

Should make a decent change from all that trick or treating and constant pumpkin carving.