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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS and Halloween Costume Party- SPANISH CLUB

Thursday, October 27th 2016
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free Admission (Donations are welcomed)

Event Description

ISU Spanish Club will host a DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Cultural Presentation and a Halloween *Costume Party* (costume is optional) Event that will take place in the Escalante Room, Hewett Manchester Residence Halls, East Campus (Corner of Fell and Mulberry, Normal). Come join in an evening of Games, Pinatas, and more! Appetizers and beverages will be served! Spanish Conversation and Fun!!! Thursday, October, 27 6-10:30pm.

6-6:15pm: Introduction
6:15-7pm: “Dia de Los Muertos” Cultural Presentation – Mexico.
(Speaker, altar, pan de muerto, etc.)
7pm: Costume Party starts
7:30-8pm Salsa Lessons
8-10:30pm: Let’s party with an awesome DJ

There will be food, music, games, face painting and dancing! Hope to see you there and bring your friends!

Prized will be awarded for the best costume: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Kids are more than WELCOME!!!!!!

Hope to see you there!

**There is no cost to attend this event. We always welcome donations 🙂

If you need special accommodations or have a question contact: Marinelly Castillo-Zuniga, Spanish Club Sponsor at 438-7984 or email at mcastil@ilstu.edu.


The executive board of the Spanish Club wants to clarify the difference between the Day of the Dead and Halloween. Halloween is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy.

Halloween is not celebrated by the peoples of South and Central America. These regions celebrate the “Dia de los Muertos” or The Day of The Dead. “Dia De Los Muertos” is a ritual that is celebrated on November 1, and most of the people visit the cemetery and bring flowers and candles to loved one who are dead. There are differences in how this ritual is celebrated in these regions. In Mexico, for example, this ritual uses a lot of skulls to celebrate and honor the dead. Also, in this country the celebration last for two days and the people have an altar, music, food among other cultural aspects.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Hewett Hall
101 N. Fell Avenue
Normal, IL
Escalante Room
(309) 438-4519


Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
(309) 438-3604