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Day of the Dead is a multicultural celebration of life through death. In this wholesome family holiday, participants learn to deal with death in a healthy way by celebrating the lives of dear ones that have passed away. Special exhibits, called altars, are set up with a display of memorabilia from a departed loved one.  This may include a photo of the person, samples of their favorite foods, symbols of activities they loved, and bright yellow flowers. Pan de muerto (a typical day of the dead bread) is abundantly displayed during the festival.  Sugar skulls (calavera) are decorated and fancy paper cut-outs (papel picado) add color to the tables.

During the Nevada State Museum Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration there will be performances by folkloric dancers, Day of the Dead crafts including sugar skull decorating and face painting, and Altar exhibits. The Enchilada Truck will be parked behind the museum to buy lunch so stay all day and enjoy this colorful and touching holiday with us. There will be bilingual volunteers available to help. Everyone is welcome and admission is free thanks to the Carson City Cultural Commission and Western Nevada Materials.

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11/03/2018 10:00:0011/03/2018 15:00:00America/Los_AngelesDia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community CelebrationDay of the Dead is a multicultural celebration of life through death. In this wholesome family holiday, participants learn to deal with death in a healthy way by celebrating the lives of dear ones that have passed away. Special exhibits, called altars, are set up with a display of memorabilia from a departed loved one.  This may include a photo of the person, samples of their favorite foods, symbols of activities they loved, and bright yellow flowers. Pan de muerto (a typical day of the dead bread) is abundantly displayed during the festival.  Sugar skulls (calavera) are decorated and fancy paper cut-outs (papel picado) add color to the tables. During the Nevada State Museum Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration there will be performances by folkloric dancers, Day of the Dead crafts including sugar skull decorating and face painting, and Altar exhibits. The Enchilada Truck will be parked behind the museum to buy lunch so stay all day and enjoy this colorful and touching holiday with us. There will be bilingual volunteers available to help. Everyone is welcome and admission is free thanks to the Carson City Cultural Commission and Western Nevada Materials.Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
11/03/201811/03/2018
All Day Event
10:00am3:00pm