Smithsonian Dia de los Muertos Festival
A Second Life Experience!
The Smithsonian Latino Center presents a Dia de los Muertos3D experience in the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) illustrating customs and beliefs varying from ancient Mesoamerica to those currently practiced in today’s Latino culture.
Join us…in celebrating and exploring Latino cultural heritage through this holiday for honoring the dead and the cycle of life and death. Learn different aspects of Día de los Muertos and how it is celebrated and practiced.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day of celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America, and more recently for Mexican Americans. Rather than grieve over the loss of a beloved family or friend, they choose to commemorate the lives of the dearly departed and welcome the return of their spirits. The history of Day of the Dead is embedded with Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs. These customs shaped the common elements of traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos. Today, Day of the Dead has been increasingly popular with Latinos in the United States. Though many of the traditional elements have remained how and where Day of the Dead is celebrated has changed.
Go to LVM in Second Life or visit our LVM USTREAM channel.
It is free to participate in LVM Dia de los Muertos you just need an avatar account and download SL client, then go directly to our Placita-Music Island where our festival will take place.
Click here to read the official LVM Dia de los Muertos 2012 Press Release
Hey followers! I’m curating this blog for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Dia de los Muertos(Day of the Dead) 3 day event in SecondLife from October 31-November 2. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing the rich cultural, artist, and spiritual aspects of traditional and modern contemporary celebration of this Mexican holiday.
On Saturday, October 20, as the social media coordinator for this 3 day(October 31, November 2) virtual event I’ll be webcasting live from the National Museum of the American Indian during its 2 day, Day of the Dead celebration. We’ll be live at 3pm via the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Ustream for an interview with muralist Jessica Charton. Come in person or watch from where ever you are. Let us know if you are watching! #LVMDOD
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