Students from the Latino Cohort program and the Puente Parent Committee will present the fourth annual Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) Celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 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.
The Latino Outreach staff invites the departments and student organizations to participate and create an altar with your team to enter into a raffle. The winners will receive a $50 gift card to Taqueria La Salsa.
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.
Additionally, Latino Cohort students will be volunteering for the fourth year in a row at the Nevada State Museum on Nov. 2 to continue with the traditional celebration.
“They are looking forward to this event, and they are inviting everyone to participate!” said Latino Outreach Coordinator Lupe Ramirez.
For more information, phone 775-445-3215.