Smithsonian Latino Center Announcement: Celebrate Day of the Dead in the Virtual World

The Latino Center announces its fourth annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival in its Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) in Second Life, October 31 to November 2. This three-day online event will feature activities that celebrate this popular Latin American holiday. Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico, Central America, and in many Latino communities in the U.S. as a way to honor deceased family and friends through the creation of altars or ofrendas, which include traditional foods, sugar skulls, marigolds, and material goods that the deceased enjoyed while alive. Registration for this year’s Day of the Dead festival and a complete listing of events are available on the website.

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