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City Of Las Vegas Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos

The city of Las Vegas offers a fun family event in honor of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public Thursday, Nov. 2, 4-9 p.m.

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Bring The Family To Lorenzi Park Nov. 2, 4-9 P.M.

The city of Las Vegas offers a fun family event in honor of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Free and open to the public Thursday, Nov. 2, 4-9 p.m., the annual festival offers live entertainment, artisan vendors, food trucks, children’s activities and an ofrenda contest at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, located at 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

This year’s entertainment features the Pacifico Dance Company. Bring blankets and low-back chairs to be more comfortable on the lawn. To participate in the ofrenda contest, submit your completed application by Oct. 20. Call 702.229.2238 for an ofrenda contest application. For more information, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/dayofthedead or www.lasvegasnevada.gov/diadelosmuertos.

 To assist in preparing your ofrenda, the Charleston Heights Art Center offers a Sugar Skull Art Making Workshop Saturday, Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m. The cost is $15 per person (ages 7+) and includes all supplies.

Sugar skulls are used annually during the Dia de los Muertos holiday. Celebrated primarily in central and southern Mexico, the holiday is observed Nov. 1–2, most notably with decorated ofrendas.

The Day of the Dead is increasingly observed in the United States as a way to honor and celebrate our loved ones who have passed on. Workshop students receive one skull each to decorate, following a lesson on traditions, origins, uses, and meanings of the holiday, along with an overview of how to create skulls from scratch. Participants should dress for art-making.

For more information and registration to reserve your seat, go online to https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/discover. Registration is limited. Call 702.229.ARTS (2787) for assistance and information.

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