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Day of the Dead multicultural celebration Nov. 2 in Carson City

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Make ofrendas (memorials to a departed person) and learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Nov. 2 at the Nevada State Museum.

Videos, crafts, songs, folkloric dance and special exhibits all will be employed to observe Dia de Los Muertos, a multicultural celebration of life through death. Those interested in making ofrendas for a departed person should bring memorabilia of the person, samples of favorite foods, symbols and remembrances of things the person loved.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the museum, 600 N. Carson St. Admission is $8, free for children ages 17 and younger. Details: 775-687-4810, ext. 237 or [email protected]. The Nevada State Museum is one of seven managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

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Ofrendas, or memorials to a departed person, are one of the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos.
Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.

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