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Building Community Through the Arts: Day of the Dead Celebration

November 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Building Community Through the Arts program is hosting a Día de los Muertos Celebration event. The event also known as Day of the Dead, is a blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture that invites families to celebrate those they have lost through food, drink and music.

The event takes place at the Purdue University Northwest Hammond Campus located at 2233 173rd Street Hammond IN, 46323 in Alumni Hall (SULB 360B), and is free and open to the public.

A man in a band plays guitar


Mariachi Estrellas de Chicago, a young adult mariachi band, will provide live music during the event. Ballet Folklórico Yolotzin an East Chicago, dance organization, will provide a brief history of ballet folklórico followed by a live performance featuring youth and adult dancers in traditional dress.


Families are invited to take part in various crafts and activities hosted by our student organizations.

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To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.