Join us for Dia de Muertos Celebration at JUMP!
Jump is excited to once again host Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 2nd beginning at 5:00!
Día de Muertos honors the lives of friends and family who have died, with food, drink, parties, and activities the deceased enjoyed in life. This holiday is celebrated with a burst of color and life-affirming joy as those who have passed are kept alive in memory and spirit. This ancient tradition is based on the unity of life and death, and the belief that the dead would be insulted by sadness. The centerpiece of Día de Muertos is the Altar, which welcomes spirits with offerings that include photographs, food, marigold flowers, and candles. Altars created by local families, students and organizations will be on display throughout the lobby along with cultural short films playing on our Share Studio monitors, including “La Noria,” “Lluvia en los Ojos,” and “Ramona" in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate. Entertainment and local dignitaries will open the celebration on the outdoor stage in the JUMP Park and will feature entertainers of all ages in colorful costumes and painted faces. Pan de Muerto and Mexican cocoa will be served.
To learn the meaning of Día de Muertos, join us for a FREE mini altar workshop on Saturday, October 29th at 11:00AM in the JUMP Lobby. Iliana Sandoval will share the historical tradition of celebrating our loved ones who have passed by creating altars. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo, or small item that symbolizes the person to be remembered. This year we will be making sustainable altars from recycled shoeboxes. To guarantee an altar, please bring your own shoe box. A limited number of shoe boxes will be provided by JUMP, first-come-first-serve. To participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk ins welcome.
Additional Dia de Muertos Activities at JUMP
Join us on First Thursday on October 6th as we kick of our Día De Muertos celebration at JUMP in our Loft! Enjoy a cultural storytelling by Jacqueline Wright-Urrutia from 5:30-6:00pm in collaboration with the Idaho Commission of Libraries. Following the reading, participants will enjoy the showing of Macario ending with a brief Q and A.
In honor of Día De Meurtos 2022
The Mexican Consulate and JUMP are pleased to present the movie,
A black and white film from 1960, Macario was the first foreign film to be nominated for an Oscar. Macario is the story of an impoverished woodcutter who makes a deal with death, that changes his life drastically. This film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles in the LOFT room at JUMP.
Thursday, October 6th from 6:00–8:00PM
OPEN DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW
COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE DISPLAY
A rolling photo exhibit will be featured on the outdoor JUMPotron during the Día de Muertos celebration.