- Stop by JUMP to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, originated in Mexico when native Aztec rituals merged with the Catholic faith of the Spanish conquistadors, creating a unique celebration of the dead akin to All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
In Boise, JUMP will host a free Day of the Dead Celebration on First Thursday to honor the departed in traditional style, with music, food, arts, crafts and dance. Stop by the party, which runs 5-8 p.m., to catch dance performances, enjoy traditional treats, check out altars and more. Plus, for those interested in learning more about Dia de los Muertos and its traditional roots, JUMP will host a free, all-ages panel discussion Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Inspire Studio that will delve into the culture and history of the day.