MASA & Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Dia de los Muertos Celebration

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mexican American Student Association (MASA), in partnership with the ladies of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc., would like to announce our annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration, which will be held on Friday, November 4th, 2016 from 6-9pm at the Kauffman Residential Center on UNL’s City Campus. The event will include a performance by the Mexican Dance Academy of Nebraska, as well as activities, music, and homemade tamales for sale.

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated in Latino culture in honor of loved ones in our communities that have passed away. A central part of celebrating Dia de los Muertos is the building of altars that serve as a way to remember and celebrate the life of those we have lost. Altars primarily consist of food, drinks, pictures, and other items that remind you of the deceased, as well as candles and flowers.

In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, MASA and Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. have reached out to various student, faculty, and community organizations and invited groups to build their own altars in honor of the holiday. The event on November 4th will consist of a gallery walk of the altars built by various groups from the UNL and Lincoln community, as well as a performance by the Mexican Dance Academy of Nebraska, based in Omaha, NE, at 7:30pm. Throughout the evening, MASA and Lambda Theta Nu members will be serving hot chocolate and pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) to guests, as well as selling homemade tamales. There will also be activity booths available for guests to decorate their own sugar skull cookies, dress their own paper doll skeleton, and color in their own sugar skull design.

This event is free and open to the public, we welcome anyone interested in learning more about Dia de los Muertos or Latino culture to come and join us!