Dia de los Muertos and Papel Picado

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is traditionally celebrated in Mexico to pray for and celebrate friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars and honoring the deceased with their favorite foods.
 
November 1 is Día de Inocentes, in honor of children who have passed. November 2 is Dia de los Muertos.
 
Dr. Marda Rose’s Spanish classes worked with members of the creative sciences team in the Center for Creative Science, where they used Adobe Illustrator to draft a design for their papel picado, which was then cut on the laser cutter. Papel picado is a Mexican folk art created by cutting elaborate designs into color tissue paper.
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