UNAM Chicago conducted a Spanish workshop to practice the second most important language in the United States, while at the same time, getting closer to and recreating the beautiful tradition of the Day of the Dead in Mexico.
Participants took a journey through various Mesoamerican cultures, as well as the traditions that led to the celebration of one of the largest festivals in Mexico.
Equipped with "pan de muerto" (bread of the dead) and chocolate, the group began their visit to 'Mictlán' to learn about the traditions and the significance of death for the Mexicas. Before their return, memory brought loved ones to greet the group members.
Upon their return, the travelers discovered a message engraved deep within: "Let us continue celebrating our traditions, remembering our loved ones, and never let the candles of our offerings go out."