The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at the museum, 600 N. Carson St.
Also known as Day of the Dead, Dia de Los Muertos is a multicultural celebration of life through death for families.
The museum’s 10th annual observance will feature video, face painting, crafts, folkloric dance and special exhibits. In the museum’s concourse area, a limited number of ofrendas — displays that include memorabilia of departed people, with samples of favorite foods, symbols and remembrances of things they loved — will be shown.
Julie Lozada Ocampo, a Dayton High School Spanish teacher, will give the lecture “What is the Day of the Dead?” at 11 a.m. The group Angeles de Guadalupe from St. Teresa de Avila and Metzonali of Dayton will perform in the afternoon.
Museum admission is $8, free for children ages 17 and younger.
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.