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Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

The Latino Research Center (LRC) returns hosting its annual free community event to celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). Students, university organizations and all members of the community are invited to take part in the festivities and are encouraged to submit altars to the exhibit.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballrooms. Although the tradition of Day of the Dead comes from the ancient Aztecs of Mesoamerica, the holiday is now celebrated throughout the world. Everyone is invited to participate and observe the rich heritage of this event through a variety of activities for participants of all ages.

Foods, live entertainment, and music will be provided for all guests, as well as arts and crafts for children including decorating of sugar skulls, papel picado (paper cut-outs), and face painting. To preserve and share the traditions of this holiday, the Latino Research Center in collaboration with The Center: Every Student. Every Story will be providing an exhibition of altars. Altars with food offerings and personal items to honor the lives of those who have passed, as a way to remember them dearly.

This event is made possible, in part, by the support of the City of Reno, College of Liberal Arts, The Joe Crowley Student Union, The Center: Every Student. Every Story, and the Latino Research Center.

Saturday, November 2 at 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C
1500 North Virginia Street

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