History Flies: How to Make a Kite to Teach Maya Culture

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Manuela Tahay is a Maya K’iche’ scholar and instructor of Maya K’iche’ language. She will lead participants in an activity building kites, which are used during the celebration of Day of the Dead ( Kiq’ij Kaminaqib’ ) in late October and early November throughout Central America and Mexico. She will share how cultural knowledge and local history are passed forward in Maya K’iche’ communities, using the traditions and beliefs of Day of the Dead as an example.

Supported by the Global Division DEIB Committee.