day of the dead

MSUM’s Dia de los Muertos altar pays respects to victims of police brutality

The altar features information on victims of police brutality and violence as well as resources for students on the topic

MOORHEAD, Minn. –  Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Diversity and Inclusion Department is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with an altar display in the Comstock Memorial Union. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a multi-day Mexican holiday of remembering friends and family who have died. The display is up to pay respect to those who have lost…

Red River Zoo Remembers its Animals with Day of the Dead Offering

The offering is an example of the zoo's efforts to showcase other holidays in other cultures

FARGO– The Red River Zoo is remembering its animals that have passed away with a Day of the Dead Ofrenda. The Ofrenda, otherwise known as an offering,  is an example of the zoo’s efforts to showcase other holidays in other cultures. Zoo staff set out pictures of two deceased Red River Zoo animals, a Chinese Red Panda and a Takin,…

MSUM Celebrates Cultural Celebration with Day of the Dead

students went on a walking tour to see traditional Mexican altars

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM celebrated the Day of the Dead by taking a walking tour to see some traditional Mexican altars. Students began their walk by decorating skulls which they could then place at any altar of their choosing. Departments that had altars for students to visit included the Women’s Center, American Indian Center and the Rainbow Dragon Center. The Women’s…