Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures


Día de los Muertos at the LLRC

Día de los Muertos at the LLRC

Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) is a two day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored.

Day of The Dead bread is a core item all across the country at this time.

Day of the Dead Bread - Pan de Muertos

Day of the Dead is celebrated over several days and is a spiritual time for Mexican families. It’s a time where they unite to reflect upon and celebrate their lost loved ones.

Sugar Skulls – Calaveras de Azúcar

As the name implies, these are skull-shaped hard sugar ornaments. They are generally not intended to be eaten, but rather placed as an ofrenda for the deceased loved one. They are intricately painted with colorful icing.


  Teresa Magaña