oscar jerome hijuelos

WMU celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

Nov 1, 2013
An altar honoring Cuban-American novelist Oscar Jerome Hijuelo
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Friday, November 1st is the first day of El Dia De Los Muertos—a Mexican holiday honoring the dead and celebrating their souls yearly visit to Earth. Though it’s called “The Day of the Dead,” the holiday actually lasts two days: the first day honors children and the second day is for adults.