Day of the Dead Celebrations and Movie Screening
Various events will celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Oct. 29 and Nov. 2.
The events below are open to all students and UNO community members, and are sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature; the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS); the Office of Multicultural Affairs; and the American Multicultural Students (AMS).
About Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday dating back over 500 years that is celebrated in different countries across the world. The holiday regularly takes place across three days, from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.
The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray and remember those who have died.
One of the most recognizable features of Día de los Muertos is the calavera or "sugar skull," which is regularly used as gifts in Day of the Dead celebrations.
Altars in Remembrance
Stop by the Milo Bail Student Center atrium or the first floor of the Community Engagement Center to see the Día de los Muertos altar designed and put up by UNO students.
Altars are a central symbol that are constructed and adorned to remember and honor those who’ve departed. Altars will be on display for an entire week starting Monday, Oct. 29. This will be the first year that two altars will be set up, expanding to other areas on campus.
Enjoy hot chocolate, authentic pan dulce and sugar skull crafts on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. in the Milo Bail Student Atrium.
On Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-9 P.M. you don’t want to miss the showing of Oscar winning movie “Coco” in CEC rooms 201, 205, 209. A special watch-party, with interactive sugar skull making activities, pan de muerto, hot chocolate and popcorn.
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