Dia de los Muertos

Last Sunday I went to the Day of the Dead Festival at the Lloyd Noble Center. One side was mostly a carnival with rides and games and even llamas in a petting zoo! (Luckily I never saw them spit!) The other side was lined with booths offering Dia de los Muertos face painting, jewelry, and one even had sugar skulls that could be decorated with icing. Several tents had traditional altars set up by various campus groups. There was even a stage that was occupied by traditional dancers, mariachi bands, and other groups that I couldn’t even identify. It was so exciting walking around among people wearing the vibrant traditional skirts with marigolds woven into everything from clothing and hats to hair. The face painters were especially talented, and many people walking around had a variety of designs and colors transforming their faces. It was an exciting and new experience, and I can’t wait to go back next year!

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So this is the slightly awkward place where I'm supposed to describe myself in like two sentences. I am a Chemistry/Pre-Vet major aiming to become a zoo vet someday. I'm into BBC shows, fantasy novels, and staying up way too late with my roommates. I spent a summer in Italy studying organic chemistry and getting lost on the train system, and now I'm in Australia, studying instrumental chemistry and getting lost on the bus system. I guess some things never really change.

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