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Dìa de los Muertos
October 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am – November 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrate those that have passed and learn about the culture, traditions, and history of Dìa de los Muertos. You can find events throughout Cheyenne in October and into the first week of November during our open hours Tuesday through Saturday!
Día de los Muertos is a 2-day holiday that began in Mexico and is traditionally celebrated across Latin America and beyond. During these two days, it is believed that the passage between the real world and the spirit world opens, allowing loved ones to come back and visit their living relatives. Traditions and customs vary in different places, but the base beliefs remain the same. This holiday offers a unique and colorful perspective on death that turns a sad fact of life into something beautiful.
In partnership with a committee of community members, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Laramie County Public Library, Wyoming State Museum and Cheyenne Depot Museum are hosting community celebrations to share the significance of this holiday and provide welcoming spaces for people to celebrate their culture. Everyone is welcome to enjoy these community celebrations and open their eyes to cultures and traditions they have not experienced.
October 24th – November 4th 10 am – 5 pm at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
The Celebration will include a beautiful flower and Ofrenda displays, food, dancing, and family fun.
Tuesday, October 24th at 4PM – Drop in class at the Paul Smith Children’s Village tour of the Ofrendas.
Wednesday, October 25th – Take a self guided tour and add a butterfly in memory of a loved one to the memorial wall.
Thursday, October 26th – Take a self guided tour and add a butterfly in memory of a loved one to the memorial wall.
Friday, October 27th at 11AM – Storytime with Jessica from Chispa of Cheyenne.
Saturday, October 28th – Take a self guided tour and add a butterfly in memory of a loved one to the memorial wall.
Tuesday, October 31st – Take a self guided tour and add a butterfly in memory of a loved one to the memorial wall.
Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Guatemalan Kite class for adults.
Thursday, November 2nd at 4PM – Drop in class at the Paul Smith Children’s Village. Learn how to make a Papel Picado Banner.
Friday, November 3rd at 11AM – Storytime with Jessica from Chispa of Cheyenne.
Saturday, November 4th – Community events will be taking place at all locations listed below.
Wyoming State Museum Family Day, 10 am – 2 pm
Depot Museum Farmers Market, 9 am – 1 pm
Laramie County Library Family Event, 10 am – 2 pm
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens 10 am – 5 pm
– Bring in items to add to the community ofrenda. Please only bring copies of photos as we are not responsible for misplaced originals.
– Take in the beautiful flower display and learn about the history of the celebration.
– Enjoy performances by Las Angelitas Unidas y Los Rayos del Sol
1:30PM and 2:30PM
– Get delicious treats and food from local food vendors
La piña loca/ fruit desserts, and Queso’s Kitchen
-Take home kids activity kits will be given out.
-Paint your own terracotta pot in the classroom. While supplies last.
-Help construct a beautiful floor mural at the Paul Smith Children’s Village