Fall 2021 Events
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month. It highlights the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic, Latinx and Latin American communities. During this month and throughout the year, Purdue University highlights the accomplishments, contributions, history of Latinx communities and Latinx Boilermakers.
Día de los muertos
Thursday, October 28th, 2021, 6PM EDT
Purdue Memorial Union, North & South Ballrooms
Each year the Purdue University Latino Cultural Center gathers to call upon our ancestors who have passed, and to celebrate their life and death. In 2008, UNESCO recognized the importance of Día de los muertos by adding the holiday to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth.
The evening will also feature crafts, live performances, and traditional food enjoyed on Dia de los muertos.
Día de los muertos @ Klondike Library
Monday, November 1st, 2021, 4PM-5:30PM EDT
Klondike Library, 3062 Lindberg Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Join the Latino Cultural Center staff at the Klondike Library for an afternoon of storytelling, crafts and fun as we celebrate Dia de los muertos.
Free and open to the public.