Day of the Dead celebration Nov. 1 at WNC

Images from the Dia de los Muertos celebration at Western Nevada College hosted by the Latino Outreach & Association of Latin American Students on Wednesday, Nov.1, 2017.
Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Momentum

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Latino Outreach and the Associated Students of Western Nevada will present the third annual El Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Art Gallery in the Bristlecone Building on Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus.

The community is invited to attend this traditional Mexican celebration, which honors deceased loved ones and/or their heroes by creating an altar that includes their pictures and favorite foods. There will also be a contest as part of the altar display, and don’t miss out on sugar skull face painting.

There will be free Mexican bread (pan de muertos) and Mexican hot chocolate. Participate in games such as la loteria (bingo), el gallito (stomp the balloon) and musical chairs.


Those interested in creating an altar, must contact event organizers by Monday, Oct. 22 so enough tables will be available. For more information, phone 775-445-3215.

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