October 28, 2017

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Ofrendas By Candlelight : Day of the Dead Forum

Hear about Mexico’s unique Day of the Dead from members of MexVic and experts on Mexican culture. Mexican archaeologist Dr Coral Montero Lopez, from the University of New England will be joined by Dr Colleen Nordstrom, Professor Barry Carr and Dr Ralph Newmark from La Trobe University as they explore Mexico’s unique traditions that seek to include the dead in the celebrations of the living.

After a panel discussion mediated by Curator Julie McLaren, experience a demonstration of the assembling of a traditional ofrenda altar, a key part of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations. The ofrenda will be built by members of Ballarat’s Latin community and MexVic.

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