A dedication to the deceased. Day of the Dead, known as "Dia De Los Muertos," is a vibrant and heartfelt two-day celebration that bridges the gap between the living and the dead. Families come together to create ofrendas (offerings) to honor their loved ones who have passed away. These colorful altars are adorned with bright yellow marigold flowers, cherished photographs of the departed, and their favorite foods and drinks. These offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods and join in the celebrations!
This year, Omaha Public Library invites you to join in the celebration of Day of the Dead. Visit South Omaha Library to contribute to their community ofrenda, create your own Day of the Dead-inspired decorations, and enjoy two bilingual storytimes, one on Thursday, November 2nd, at Willa Cather Branch from 10:30am-11am, and the second one on Friday, November 3rd, at South Omaha Library from 10:30am-11:00am, that explore the rich history and significance of Day of the Dead!
We encourage you to bring your friends and family, and together, make this Day of the Dead celebration a memorable and meaningful event. Don't miss out on this celebration of life, death, and the enduring bonds that connect us all!