San Jacinto College community celebrates El Día de los Muertos

11.07.2014 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

The San Jacinto College modern languages department hosted its annual Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration at the Central Campus. Students participated in presentations that included an introduction to the celebration, a presentation on the Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and the Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon, and the meaning of the altar. Workshops included how to create an altar and paper flowers in celebration of the tradition and spirit of El Día de los Muertos. Students, staff, and faculty also enjoyed food tastings, musical performances, and a calavera fashion show.

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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