Celebrating Day of the Dead in Denton, Texas

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[Editor's Note: While Halloween usually depicts death as something ghoulish and scary, the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, has a different take.

Living in California, my kids learn about this holiday in school. But in case you're not that familiar with the event, Shelly from This Eclectic Life has a great rundown of the Day of the Dead as celebrated in her hometown in Texas. --Grace]

Día de los Muertos is a ritual holiday (November 2nd) that was observed in Mexico by the indigenous people for over 3,000 years before the Spanish Conquistadors came to the land. It is a celebration of the memory of those who have died. In San Antonio, where I will be on that date, the altars to the dead are magnificent and I can’t wait to see them.

dia de los muertos altar_1

 

Image Credit: Shelly Tucker, This Eclectic Life

 

Read more from Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival at This Eclectic Life

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