A celebration of Day of the Dead (“Día de los Muertos”) will be held today at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center at 4 p.m.

Luis Alberto Urrea, a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, will give a talk at the University of Arizona Book Store.

The festivities begin at 4 p.m. and will include performances by Grupo Folklórico Miztontli and Las Aguilitas de Davis Mariachis. Traditional bread, “Pan de muerto” or Day of the Dead sweet bread, will be served along with hot chocolate at the bookstore event.

All events are free and open to the public and sponsored by Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.

Along with the UA BookStores, the event is co-sponsored by Asian Pacific American Student Affairs/JEDI, Binational Migration Institute, Mexican American Studies, Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs and the Department of English.