Dia de los Muertos

Experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead) in downtown Lincoln. The 2018 Latin American holiday will be celebrated with ofrendas (traditional memorial displays), storytelling, mariachi music, traditional Mexican folkloric dance, face painting, art making, refreshments and more. Admission to all performances and activities at this family-oriented event is free for everyone!

Sienta la emoción y descubra en el centro de Lincoln el significado de El Día de los Muertos. La fiesta tradicional Latinoamericana este año 2018 se conmemorará con ofrendas (exhibiciones tradicionales), cuentos, música de mariachi, danza folklórica mexicana, pintura de la cara (maquillaje), arte, refrescos y mucho más. ¡La admisión a todos los actos y actividades de este evento familiar es gratis para todos!

 

SCHEDULE

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm 
Bennett Martin Public Library: Skull-making crafts, face painting led by the Lincoln Children’s Museum, a life-size La Catrina statue and an ofrenda can be enjoyed from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. A special Family Storytime featuring Omaha storyteller Linda Garcia Perez is scheduled at 3:00 pm. 

Nebraska History Museum: 
First Floor: The featured, interactive ofrenda by David Manzanares and Jay Kreimer, free snacks provided by Hacienda Real and artist-led screen printing activities sponsored by the Lux will be available from 1:00-4:30 pm. Face painting provided by the Lincoln Children’s Museum and letter writing and craft making activities sponsored by Mourning Hope will occur during the same hours. 

Third Floor:     1:30 pm:     Mexican traditional music from Mariachi Zapata of Omaha. 
Lincoln Dia de los Muertos welcome– Mayor Beutler (Invited)

2:30 pm:    Viva Mexico folklorico dancers coordinated by Lincoln instructors Pablo and Katie Cervantes.

5:00 to 7:00 pm 
Mexican American Student Association (MASA) at UNL Nebraska Union, Centennial Room, 2nd floor: ofrendas, song and dance performances, and Mexican food for sale. All activities will be in the Centennial Room.

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