October 5, 2011
Arts and Performance Honor and Celebrate Death and Culture
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California
El Dia de Los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – is celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. This Mexican National Holiday exists to honor loved ones who have died and to acknowledge death as a part of life. The day is celebrated with traditions like building altars to honor the dead using the sugar skulls famously connected with the holiday, as well as marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the deceased. Participants may also visit the graves of loved ones with these mementos as gifts.
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