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~ 19th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival ~

• California Center for the Arts • Escondido, CA • November 1, 2014 •

 

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19th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at California Center for the Arts

 

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Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures.

 

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The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

 

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Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

 

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Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

 

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The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honoring the dead.

 

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