JUMP sets up Dia de Muertos display through mid-November

Dia de Muertos at JUMP
Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 20:18:18-05

JUMP is celebrating Dia de Muertos with a community remembrance display that will be up through mid-November.

The holiday, which celebrates life and is an important tradition in Mexico and Central America, will be honored at JUMP with traditional papel picado, music, and a community photo display, along with several altars in the first floor loby as well as Share Studio windows that can be viewed from the park.

"It's different than Halloween in that it's about death, but it's a celebration of death and reuniting the deceased with the living," said Kathy O'Neill, community engagement director. "It's a time to bring them together to honor, to remember. To share stories that are an incredible and powerful way to connect those of us that are living with our loved ones that have passed. We might think of them every single day, but it's one day to really celebrate their lives and the legacy that they left behind."

The celebration will include a number of virtual events, such as virtual panels and virtual performers and candle lighting. The event comes from a partnership between JUMP, the Mexican Consulate and the Idaho State Museum.

"You know I think it's important to learn about the traditions and cultures from other countries," O'Neill said. "At Jump as we are a creative center and community gathering place, we like to introduce people to new ideas."