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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day festival that takes place every November 1 and 2. Although most strongly identified with Mexico, Día de Los Muertos, and also referred as All Saints Celebration,  is celebrated throughout Latin America and everywhere with a Latino population. This event celebrates the holiday in which offerings of food, flowers, and personal items are traditionally placed on altars in memory of loved ones.

Artist/ceramicist Cris Hertle had the honor of experiencing Dia de Muertos first hand in her native Mexico, where she lived until she came to the United States in 1999. She will talk about symbolism and beliefs in this celebration. 

What Dia de Muertos means to her: Day of the Dead/ "Dia de los muertos" is a tradition I grew up with. It teaches us not to fear death and to hope for a brighter outcome after we are done with this life. Plus, it promotes the value and strength of the relationships we have with our families and friends. I believe the hearts of the departed are at ease, knowing they will never be forgotten and that one day we will see them again.

"The reason why I create ceramic skulls is because at the end when we are no longer in this life, the bone remains.

"When it is examined in detail it shows the most intimate part of our identity and essence.

"This small space accumulated our ideas, our memories and even our logical and illogical thoughts, so when the right combination is cracked,  it opens providing an insight of who we were and our reality.”

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