Virtual Dia de los Muertos
November 1 | Sunday | 1 p.m.
Experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead), virtually. The 2020 Day of the Dead will be celebrated with ofrendas (traditional memorial displays) in two downtown locations: Nebraska History Museum at 131 Centennial Mall North (15th and P Streets) and Bennett Martin Public Library at 136 S 14th Street (14th and N Streets).
The public is asked to participate in this year's ofrenda by providing a story of a deceased loved one they wish to remember.
Virtual experiences include storytelling, mariachi music, traditional Mexican folkloric dance, musical performances, t-shirt designs, art making, and more. Admission to all performances and activities at this family-oriented event is free for everyone! Event activities and performances can be viewed on History Nebraska’s website: history.nebraska.gov
The event starts at 1 p.m. with welcome remarks and an explanation of the meaning of Dia de los Muertos. A link to the event will be posted soon.
Event partner organizations include: Downtown Lincoln Association, El Centro de las Americas, Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, Lux Center for the Arts, Mourning Hope Grief Center, Nebraska Folklife, Nebraska Latino American Commission, and UNL Mexican American Student Association (MASA.)
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
November 21 | Saturday | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is an event in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience.
Survivor Day Program
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Welcome and Panel Discussion/Q&A
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Breakout Support Groups
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Closing & Memory Activity
This event will be held via Zoom, and is free to attend for ages 18+. Register by Monday, November 16 to reserve memory lantern supplies.