Virtual Dia de los Muertos 2020

 

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On November 1st experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead), virtually. The 2020 Day of the Dead will be celebrated with ofrendas (traditional memorial displays) in two downtown locations: Nebraska History Museum 131 Centennial Mall North (15th and P Streets) and Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S 14th Street (14th and N Streets).

The public is asked to participate in this year’s ofrenda by providing a story of a passed loved one they wish to remember.

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Virtual experiences include storytelling, mariachi music, traditional Mexican folkloric dance, musical performances, t-shirt designs, art making, and more. Admission to all performances and activities at this family-oriented event is free for everyone! Event activities and performances can be viewed on History Nebraska’s website: history.nebraska.gov

The event starts at 1:00 pm with welcome remarks and an explanation of the meaning of Dia de los Muertos. A link to the event will be posted soon.

Event partner organizations include: Downtown Lincoln Association, El Centro de las Americas, Nebraska History Museum,  Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, Lux Center for the Arts, Mourning Hope Grief Center, Nebraska Folklife, Nebraska Latino American Commission, and UNL Mexican American Student Association (MASA.)

Support is provided by El Centro de las Americas, Nebraska Arts Council, The Jesusita and Santos Courage and Fortitude Fund and ALLO Communications. Promotional materials are courtesy of Downtown Lincoln Association and Eagle Printing.

 

List of Activities and Performances:

Ofrendas on view at:  

Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North

Bennett Martin Public Library: 136 S 14th Street

 

All of the following content will be available before 1:00 pm on Nov 1 at History Nebraska’s website: history.nebraska.gov

Performances:

Nebraska History Museum: musical performance by: Daniel Martinez

Nebraska Folklife Network: Mexican traditional music from Mariachi Zapata of Omaha and Grupo Folklórico Sangre Azteca dancers. Performances sponsored by ALLO Communications of Lincoln

 

Activity videos can be viewed online: history.nebraska.gov

Activities:

Lux Center for the Arts: artist-led t-shirt design and drawing or stencil lessons for kids, teens and adults

Mourning Hope Grief Center: craft making activity and storytelling

Lincoln Children’s Museum: Day of the Dead themed ‘boredom buster’ series

Bennett Martin Public Library: crafts and storytelling

UNL Mexican American Student Association (MASA) Ofrendas, entertainment and education

 


 

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El 1 de noviembre vive la emoción y descubre el significado de El Día de los Muertos, de forma virtual. El Día de los Muertos 2020 se celebrará con ofrendas (exhibiciones conmemorativas tradicionales) en dos lugares del centro: Museo de Historia de Nebraska 131 Centennial Mall North (calles 15 y P) y Biblioteca Pública Bennett Martin, 136 S 14th Street (calles 14 y N).

Se pide al público que participe en la ofrenda de este año proporcionando una historia de un ser querido fallecido que desean recordar.

Haga clic aquí para compartir una historia

Las experiencias virtuales incluyen narración de cuentos, música de mariachi, danza folclórica tradicional mexicana, presentaciones musicales, diseños de camisetas, creación de arte y más. ¡La entrada a todas las actuaciones y actividades de este evento familiar es gratuita para todos! Las actividades y actuaciones del evento se pueden ver en el sitio web de History Nebraska: history.nebraska.gov

El evento comienza a la 1:00 pm con palabras de bienvenida y una explicación del significado del Día de los Muertos.

Las organizaciones asociadas al evento incluyen: Downtown Lincoln Association, El Centro de las Américas, Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, Lux Center for the Arts, Mourning Hope Grief Center, Nebraska Folklife, Nebraska Latino American Comisión, y la Asociación de Estudiantes México Americanos de la UNL (MASA.)

El Centro de las Américas, Nebraska Arts Council, The Jesusita and Santos Courage and Fortitude Fund y ALLO Communications brindan apoyo. Los materiales promocionados son cortesía de Downtown Lincoln Association y Eagle Printing.

 

Lista de Actividades y Actos:

Ofrendas abiertas al Público:

Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North

Bennett Martin Public Library: 136 S 14th Street

El siguiente contenido estará disponible antes de la 1:00 pm del 1 de noviembre en el sitio web de History Nebraska: history.nebraska.gov

 

Actuaciones:

Museo de Historia de Nebraska: actuación musical de: Daniel Martinez

Nebraska Folklife Network: Música tradicional mexicana de los bailarines Mariachi Zapata de Omaha y Grupo Folklórico Sangre Azteca. Actuaciones patrocinadas por ALLO Communications de Lincoln

 

Los videos de actividades se pueden ver en línea: history.nebraska.gov

Actividades:

Lux Center for the Arts: diseño de camisetas dirigidas por artistas y lecciones de dibujo o estarcido para niños, adolescentes y adultos

Mourning Hope Grief Center: actividad de creación de manualidades y narración de historias

Museo de los Niños de Lincoln: Serie “destructora del aburrimiento” con el tema del Día de los Muertos

Biblioteca pública Bennett Martin: manualidades y narración

UNL Asociación de Estudiantes Mexicoamericanos (MASA) Ofrendas, entretenimiento y educación

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