Smiling faces, swirling brilliant colors, elaborately decorated altars, storytelling, and authentic Mexican food, dance and music are just a handful of things that visitors saw during the annual program, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos held at the Atlanta History Center on October 28, 2012.
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to honor friends and family members who have died.
The ancient festival is rooted in Mexican heritage and serves as a way for families to remember their deceased loved ones and to celebrate their children and the continuity of life. The celebration was presented by the Mexican Consulate of Atlanta.
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