Sunday, November 2, 2014

Benja and Ryce Visit The Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit At The Smithsonian

Benja and Ryce at Dia De Los Muertos

The Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Festival is an important and well-known holiday in Mexico, Central America, and Latino communities that celebrates and honors the lives of deceased family and friends by creating altars or ofrendas, which may include foods, candies in the shapes of skulls, flowers, and other items that they enjoyed. The holiday began yesterday and lasts through November 2 in real and Second Life.


Some of the many virtual ofrendas honoring the dead

The Smithsonian Latino Center, together with the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) should be commended for putting together a a very well built and artistically significant event.  A great deal of time went into planning this and it shows.  A schedule of events is available, and events are set throughout the weekend. Visiting the virtual cemetery, which is festively set  The event is now on its fifth year in Second Life and is highly recommended.





To visit through Sunday, November 2:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UTEP%20Miners%201/121/119/26

The Dia De Los Muertos Festival is currently a Second Life Destination Guide Editors' Pick

All images were photographed using Windlight Sky Setting "TOR" Dusk Fairytale Glow.



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To Find Out More about the Dia De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead Holiday in Mexico and other Latin American cultures:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead















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