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Life in Death Virtual Reunion, Las Vegas

November 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - November 2, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Please use #LifeinDeathWinchester on social media to celebrate Day of the Dead with us at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center.
We are inviting our community to share pictures or videos of their homebuilt ofrendas with us virtually on November 1st and 2nd. This is a way to stay connected since the Life in Death Festival is cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
In the Mexican tradition, families and other groups build beautiful ofrendas (altars), glowing with candlelight, that are covered with the food, drink and other objects loved by the deceased while alive in order to lure them back for a visit. The ofrendas are elaborate works of art—beautiful, detailed, and sometimes large in size.
The Life in Death Festival is scheduled to resume on November 1st and 2nd, 2021 and will feature performances on stage each day with Mexican dance troupes and readings of “calaveras,” or “skulls,” which are poems, usually humorous, written “in memory” of people who are still alive. They treat the menace of death with good-natured humor and offer a chance to poke fun at prominent people. People may also participate in the Day of the Dead art exhibit. Meanwhile, art, dance, crafts, music, and humorous poetry remind us that death helps define life, and should not be feared.

(702) 455-7340


November 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am
November 2, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
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