October 25, 2011

Altar displays at Harmony Library to mark El Dia de los Muertos

Front Range Community College will recognize El Día de los Muertos with altar displays for public viewing Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Community Room at Harmony Library.

El Día de los Muertos is a Latin American tradition in which people build sometimes-elaborate altars in memory of deceased loved ones. The tradition corresponds with Christian recognition of All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2).

The altars may be viewed from 1 to 6 p.m. both days. Harmony Library, a joint-use library of FRCC and the Poudre River Public Library District, is on the FRCC campus, 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins.

This activity is sponsored by Harmony Library and FRCC students in PSY 227 The Psychology of Death and Dying, which is taught by Beverly Byer, psychology faculty.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.


January 30, 2012 Funeral London

Making an altar or bench is a great way to leave a memorial of a loved one. As I visit many churches on a daily basis I find it moving that someone has gone to all the trouble of having something made in the memory of their loved one. It shows the love they had for this person and how great they were.