Day of the Dead Altar - Rancho La Puerta
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Day of the Dead Altar

Week of October 24, 2020

On Friday, October 30th, 9 am to 12 pm,  join in building our traditional Day of the Dead altar in the Dining Hall led by Professor Flores together with students from the University of Baja California.  You are welcome to bring a photo of a deceased loved one to place on the altar and to write and add a thought on the tree of remembrance.

That evening,  Professor Flores explains the significance of the Day of the Dead celebration and the altar in the Mexican culture.   After dinner, we will have the traditional Day of the Dead bread and hot chocolate, enjoyed all over Mexico during these days.


Dr. José Guadalupe Flores was born in Tijuana and studied both in Mexico and the US,  obtaining his BA, MA and PhD degrees at the University of San Diego and a Law Degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.  He taught for 42 years at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana Campus.  He has represented the Mexican Academic Community in many educational events at UNESCO and other educational institutions.  He has done extensive research on Mexican and Cuban cultural affairs.  He has presented altars during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Spain in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Cuenca, and  the Canary Islands, as well as in San Diego and at Rancho La Puerta during our yearly festivities.